While working on Monday’s Around the Web column I followed a link from Ethnografix to video from this New York Observer piece about David Harvey and I got so excited about the video I couldn’t wait to finish the blog to share it.
As Harvey speaks on the contemporary global economic crisis (if you listen closely you can tell he’s been edited) the animation illustrates his points in a charming, cartoony way reminiscent of the popular UPS whiteboard ads. The animation comes from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts (RSA) which has produced a number of similar features including one by Barbarah Ehrenreich.
I watched it twice in quick succession and instantly wanted to send it to every Marxist I know. But why preach to the choir? Send the video to everyone in your address book, and maybe once they’ve read Marx (just to try it) they might find they like it.