Let me state for the record: John Papola is a genius. Fear The Boom and Bust is a great video but not exceptional IMHO. Fight of the Century, by comparison, is simply brilliant – first rate production values, better tune and even better lyrics, plus one of my fav economists, Mike Munger, cameos at the start. It combines an awesome premise (rap battle between two dead economists) and fuses it with simple lyrics that states what is at stake in a way that any thinking layman can understand. It is probably one of my fav YouTube videos of all time. Emergent Order’s followup Deck the Halls with Macro Follies maintains the high production values and is very clever but its a bit wonky for the regular Joe.
But then they release this:
This is so good on so many levels that I am genuinely flabbergasted. An excellent take that brilliantly drives at the corruption that lies at the heart of cronyism. 11/10 would watch again. Check out the rest of the website.