53 episodes

Everyone is talking about the economy, but who can explain it? Award­-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a surprising and thought­-provoking short­film series that tackles 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy through comedy, animation, music-dance, documentary, and scripted films.

We The Economy We The Economy

    • TV & Film
    • 3.8 • 18 Ratings

Everyone is talking about the economy, but who can explain it? Award­-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a surprising and thought­-provoking short­film series that tackles 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy through comedy, animation, music-dance, documentary, and scripted films.

    • video
    Cave-O-nomics

    Cave-O-nomics

    How did the economy get started? Meet Ugg, Glugg and Tugg, three enterprising cave men who accidentally invented trade, marketing and the base elements of the modern market economy.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Supply & Dance, Man!

    Supply & Dance, Man!

    Why is the law of supply and demand so powerful? A whimsical tale of love, dance and the economic concept of supply and demand. Bored in class, JONATHAN and KRISTIN are woken up by our friendly NARRATOR who helps guide them on an adventure in economics and... um... dance.

    • 7 min
    • video
    GDP SMACKDOWN

    GDP SMACKDOWN

    How do we measure the economy? Two economists settle their differences- in the professional wrestling ring. Watch and cheer as Simon Kuznets and M. Joseph Meehan square off in a testosterone-fueled battle over how to measure the economy.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Lemonade War

    Lemonade War

    How does Government regulate the economy? In an idyllic suburban neighborhood, Jerry (Patton Oswalt) runs his big business lemonade stand and has the market cornered - until ten-year old Addie (Taylor Buck) opens her own stand across the street. Competition equals war, and both sides use - and abuse - a government regulator (Mo Collins) to try and win. In the end, one special customer (Werner Herzog) will decide their fate.

    • 7 min
    • video
    A BEE’S INVOICE; THE HIDDEN VALUE IN NATURE

    A BEE’S INVOICE; THE HIDDEN VALUE IN NATURE

    Are natural resources vital to the economy? Why should nature be taken into account when looking at the economy as a whole? A Bee's Invoice uncovers and incorporates the hidden value of natural capital in the measurement of our economy.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Fed Head

    Fed Head

    What is the Federal Reserve? When Federal Reserve Chairman Rob Rafaelson awakes with amnesia only moments before a big press conference, his children, maid and intern must explain the Fed to him using the only thing handy: the children’s toys.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

stmck ,

Worth a look, wish they made more

Very easy to watch these. Very informative and entertaining. Overall well done. We all have an important role to play in the global economy, it’s important for us to know more about our role.
What I would have liked to see would be episodes dealing with retirement & 401Ks and with real estate & owning the “American Dream”.
One of the reasons (one rarely mentioned) how the economy structured is so important and that we really can’t be too socially conscious is that we all depend on pensions and 401k’s to pay for our retirement, completely based on the ability of corporations to continue what they are doing and take advantage of our naivety.
I also think it would benefit people to know that the idea of owning the “American Dream”, meaning a house, is really a marketing/advertising idea born just a few decades ago (well, in the mid 1900s). It’s an idea that went on steroids in the 90s and 2000s.

bbrown4 ,

seriously?

is this what it takes to teach people anything anymore? Is this supposed to be as immature as School House Rocks was? if so, great. If no, then oh..

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