By Jim Boyce and Doug Smith, co-founders of Econ4
The Econ4 network of teachers, professors, practitioners, students and others are working to shift how economics is understood, taught and practiced. Together with our partners at Softbox, we have made a number of well-received videos ranging from housing to healthcare to jobs to the link between diminishing marginal utility and tax policy – and more.
We are now launching a video contest to crowd source as many short, 3 minute videos about “Greed” as possible. We will distribute many of these across our network and beyond. Indeed, Yves has kindly offered to run the contest winners here at Naked Capitalism.
The contest is patterned after the New Yorker cartoon contest where the magazine provides the cartoon itself and contestants supply text/punch lines. In our case, we’ve selected four video clips and ask contestants to produce 3 minute videos by remixing one or more of these four — and adding original text, graphics, sound and pretty much anything else.
The contest runs until February 1, 2016. There are four $500 prizes to be awarded to the funniest, most creative, most inspiring and best overall video.
We invite and hope many of you in the Naked Capitalism Commentariat will submit entries. We also invite and encourage you to share this blog post as widely as possible with others who might be interested: students, teachers, film makers, journalists, web designers, artists, musicians, activists, not-for-profit folks, union members, baristas, financial analysts – anyone and everyone who have a point of view on greed they wish to share.