“It’s not perfect, but it’s the best we’ve got” isn’t too exciting these days. Here’s an incredibly in-depth/ easy to watch animation detailing the various failures of our economic models/ experiments/ collective delusions. We should all be much more familiar with the workings of our financial system, after all it’s the primary driver of the way the world works these days, our biggest collaboration as a human race, and the most truly global experiment going. Few of us even know how money comes into existence and what it actually is.

Take it a step further with this entertaining and disturbing animation.

For some very entertaining reading on the subject of capitalism gone awry, check out the work of John Perkins, aka the Economic Hitman. His latest, Hoodwinked, reads like a spy novel while imparting a substantial education on our economic predicament.