Via Digby comes a couple short films talking about what is money. They are part of an effort by a group/site called We The Economy that has 20 short films aimed:
to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy. Told through animation, comedy, musical, non-fiction, and scripted films, WE THE ECONOMY seeks to demystify a complicated topic while empowering the public to take control of their own economic futures.
I have to say I am a bit biased toward these two films as they promote the idea that I have presented here in various ways: trust. It all comes down to trust. All our wealth, power, security, prosperity and future. Trust is the money. And we have been doing our damnedest to destroy it in the quest for ever greater growth (financial or otherwise) via some concept referred to as freedom or more relatedly “free market”.
They are kind of humorous in parts too.
That Film about Money, part 1
The second part of That Film about Money
I’m going to go watch the rest of the films now.