Friday, September 14, 2007

The Genius of Capitalism

Found it!

I've been trying to find this short for months -- years, maybe:

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As a child, I thought this was brilliant. As an adult, I'm surprised at how well it holds up. This cartoon and several others were produced by the Sloan Foundation and were intended to help kids understand the underpinnings of the US system.

The second short in the Sloan Foundation series was 'Heir Conditioned," which focused on the importance of investment. The best part runs from 5:35 to 6:10 or so.

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The third and final one was "Yankee Dood It," about how business runs :

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No mention of Joseph Schumpeter or David Ricardo, but still a great view. Each runs 7-8 minutes.

I sure wish they made stuff like this nowadays. Perhaps one on international trade...

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