Part of the general problem of understanding the current global financial crisis is the lack of familiarity the common person has with all the economic instruments that have contributed to this botched procedure (the larger problem, of course, is the lack of familiarity the “professionals” have of these things). It is difficult to grasp exactly what has gone wrong when the language for doing so is out of reach. But with public awareness being one of the only things likely to generate the kind of accountability and transparency necessary for untying this gordian knot, we need to make resources for creating that awareness as accessible as possible.
For starters, here are a couple of visualizations, the first by Jonathan Jarvis, and the second a creation from Xplane.
And here are some of the best and clearest expositions of some of the most complex aspects of the money muddle from Paddy Hirsh and his Whiteboard.
Note: this list will be updated as more videos become available