RSA Animate has created an excellent piece of animation based on David Harvey’s lecture on the causes of the current global economic meltdown, “Crises of Capitalism.” As a lecture, Harvey’s critique of the various standard explanation for the current crisis and placement of the implosion into a historical context is worth listening to on its own. But RSA makes it more lively with visual commentary. Very humorous, even if they use some stock political cartoon clichés (Monopoly board, fat capitalists) that I spent the last ten years trying to avoid.

Thanks to my old friend Michael for the tip.

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