Friday, February 20, 2009

Your credit crisis

The cartoon version!  This is actually a pretty nice explanation of what went down. I'm thinking of playing this for my class when we get to the financial crisis in the next couple of weeks.


The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

6 comments:

David S. said...

Thanks for the link. Without a head for numbers, I had a hard time understanding what happened, and that clarified things significantly.

I've pulled down the hi-def version from the website. If it would help you with your class, I'd be happy to create a DVD with the presentation on it (that would play on any DVD player) and send it out to you.

- David

Petey Esdie said...

...should have been logged in to get your replies. Whoops!

Petey Esdie said...

according to the NYT, it's actually YOUR FAULT for not being a good consumer and mindlessly buying everything that the TV tells you to:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/business/worldbusiness/22japan.html?_r=2&hp

Dietz Vollrath said...

Thanks for the DVD offer, but we've got a good set-up in the classroom with a projector hooked up directly to a PC. I'll be able to just play it directly for them.

D

Petey Esdie said...

the crisisofcredit.com website now redirects to the version on YouTube, which isn't as good quality. lucky for me i got the QuickTime file before it was pulled. should you want this high quality version burned to a CD-ROM and overnighted to you, my offer still stands. if the video ever gets yanked off the web you'll still have a good permanent copy for use in instruction.

Dietz Vollrath said...

Would you mind burning that Quicktime to DVD and sending it down? I got to use it in class the other day before it went to YouTube - but I'd like to use it in the future.

It can go into the pile of DVD's to back up to the hard drive. I'm trying to rip at least all of our kids movies so that I can rig up something (maybe an Apple TV) and avoid juggling through 70 physical DVD's every time we want to watch a movie.