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Babel_17

(5,400 posts)
Fri Oct 9, 2015, 09:57 PM Oct 2015

http://economixcomix.com/home/tpp/ (Economix explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership)

Last edited Sat Oct 10, 2015, 08:23 AM - Edit history (2)

http://economixcomix.com/

Clicking that link above will take you directly to the well written (and drawn) comic that goes to a great length to explain some of the pitfalls of this TPP deal. It also uses humor while doing so, and it also expounds in a readily understandable way on how trade in general can be subverted from being a good thing.

What is Economix?
Economix is a graphic novel by Michael Goodwin, illustrated by Dan E. Burr, that explains the economy. More than a cartoon version of a textbook, Economix gives the whole story of the economy, from the rise of capitalism to Occupy Wall Street. Economix is published by Abrams Comic Arts.

Praise for Economix

“I just cannot stress enough how amazing this book is.”
–James Floyd Kelly, Wired.com

“It’s simply phenomenal.”
– David Bach, author of Debt Free for Life and The Automatic Millionaire

“Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible–he has made economics comprehensible and funny.”
– Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power

“An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information. What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject”
– John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

“Economix is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.”
– Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University


Here's the link to the home page for that. http://economixcomix.com/

The link in the thread title is to an excellent "comic" that I found to provide an amazing focus on the TPP treaty. http://economixcomix.com/home/tpp/

Please share this if you found it useful! Reposting here at DU, as appropriate, would be great.

Edit: Woops! I forgot mention that I scored this link at the "news for nerds" website, slashdot. /. link to the TPP thread I got it from: http://politics.slashdot.org/story/15/10/09/2242252/eff-the-final-leaked-tpp-text-is-all-that-we-feared

Edit 2: I placed another link to the comic at the very top of this post.
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http://economixcomix.com/home/tpp/ (Economix explains the Trans-Pacific Partnership) (Original Post) Babel_17 Oct 2015 OP
Great comic on Social Security Babel_17 Oct 2015 #1
TPP, ISDS & The End of Democracy Babel_17 Oct 2015 #2
It's come to my attention that I left it easy to think Babel_17 Oct 2015 #3
Kickity AzDar Oct 2015 #4
His takeaway seems to ask the question "why do we keep doing this to ourselves". pa28 Oct 2015 #5

Babel_17

(5,400 posts)
3. It's come to my attention that I left it easy to think
Sat Oct 10, 2015, 07:15 PM
Oct 2015

It's come to my attention that I left it easy to think that the guy in the video is the writer of Economix.

Lol, the guy in the video isn't either of the fellows behind the book. He just happens to also be funny and brilliant, and of a like mind. His issue with ranch dressing is another matter.

pa28

(6,145 posts)
5. His takeaway seems to ask the question "why do we keep doing this to ourselves".
Sat Oct 10, 2015, 08:36 PM
Oct 2015

Our political leadership acts as though dead communities, ever declining wages, falling capital investment and job losses are some great mystery.

Truth is they know exactly why it's happening and we're about to drive another nail into our skull to cure the headache. As always they'll say, "who could have predicted, THIS time it will be different".

Well done 'toon.

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