“Convinced me economics is really not about economics…it’s about people”
Terry Jones (Monty Python) mixes expert insight, animation, puppetry and song to explain economics to everyone. Why do crashes keep happening? Why are students taught crashes do not happen? Will we ever learn from our mistakes?
Co-written by Theo Kocken, entrepreneur and professor of risk management. With contributions from Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J. Shiller, Paul Krugman, journalists John Cassidy and Paul Mason, actor John Cusack and the rhesus monkeys of Puerto Rico.
WHY MAKE A FILM ABOUT ECONOMICS?
Terry Jones and Theo Kocken share a pint and discuss why the project happened in the first place.
Even puppets can dance about finance.
“Convinced me economics is not about economics, it’s about people”
Fiona Hughes, Evening Standard
Hear from the directors in how this film was different for them
“A clear, blow-by-blow explanation”
“Let’s adapt economics to human nature”
The students in Boom Bust Boom represent a growing international network of students, thinkers and citizens, coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics. The network is called Rethinking Economics and has groups all over the world. Now, together with the people behind Boom Bust Boom, Rethinking Economics is launching Economy, a new online platform to change the way we feel about economics.
“I wanted to be part of this project as soon as I discovered economics students are taught crashes just don’t happen.” – TERRY JONES
Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, thinkers and citizens, coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics. Join the movement – set up your own society and screen Boom Bust Boom for free.
Economy is a new educational and current affairs website on a mission to change the way we think about the economy, challenging perceptions about what economics is, and making it more accessible and relevant to people’s lives. This exciting new charitable project from the Rethinking Economics network has been funded by Cardano Insights.