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Topic: Economics in rap and other music or easy-to-understand videos

Amazing! "Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek (Austrian economics) vs. Keynes (keep spending) Rap Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk

more info on this amazing production at http://econstories.tv
Econstories.tv is a place to learn about the economic way of thinking through the eyes of creative director John Papola and creative economist Russ Roberts.

Flawed Keynesian economics and stimulus explained in under 30 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij_jWDmvBDw

Government Spending: The Parable of the Pool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkJnmWhin90

I have a feel that  the more "regular" people learn about macro economics the more they become critical of Keynes' (mainstream government actions)

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Re: Economics in rap and other music or easy-to-understand videos

Well, here is another:

Remy: Raise The Debt Ceiling Rap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoS52fVtVQM

Perhaps this topic lends itself as a trigger for discussions and assignments in economics - teachers, schools etc take note :)

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Re: Economics in rap and other music or easy-to-understand videos

Ok here is one from 2010 on Ben Bernanke, chairman of the private "federal" bank, and quantitative easing - this was the first round.
For those who are not sure what quantitative easing is or simply those who like funny cartoon characters :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k

Here is the version on quantitative easing 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CsE7WuAuzM

and here is the story of the bailouts of foreign banks like Barclays, Bernanke and the "change" by Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yipV_pK6HXw&NR=1

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Re: Economics in rap and other music or easy-to-understand videos

This is truly worth watching - a quick but to the point comparison of two post-corporatism options:

Presidential candidate's, congressman Ron Paul's free market versus Peter Joseph's resource based (money free) economy (Zeitgeist-movement/Venus project)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELEwjVRxxGE

There is a third option: Michael Albert's Participatory Economy which is also supported by Noam Chomsky. You find various hip hop songs and some videos here: http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/lonnieatkinson
The maker of these songs, Lonnie Ray Atkinson, is encouraging other artists to take these and create their own version.