Friday, August 16, 2013

Economics In Plain English - Atlantic Video Series

Thanks to Lee Lefever this week I learned about the Atlantic's new video series Economics in Plain English. The series currently contains three videos and three more are planned for release in the near future. The videos available now are Are Machines Really Taking Our Jobs? Are Bottomless Drinks Good Business? And Why Is Bottled Water So Expensive?

Applications for Education
With the exception of Are Bottomless Drinks Good Business? The Atlantic's Economics in Plain English videos could be useful in helping high school students understand some basic economics concepts in the context of real-world scenarios.

Another excellent place to find short economics videos is The Open University's 60 Second Adventures in Economics series.