Hello. Lately I published a short animation that I think readers of mises.org might find intersting. A link to the video's YouTube page follows:
George Ought to Help
very good, man ;)
(english is not my native language, sorry for grammar.)
Yeah I saw this posted over on Reason.tv's rough cuts the other day. Went straight to my facebook page to share with my friends. Great job.
That's terrific. I'm emailing Jeffrey Tucker now for the Mises blog.
Could you tell me a bit more about yourselves? A websearch for your names (from the video) didn't give me much. I'm Dutch as well.
"I cannot prove, but am prepared to affirm, that if you take care of
clarity in reasoning, most good causes will take care of themselves,
while some bad ones are taken care of as a matter of course." -Anthony de Jasay
I emailed it to David Kramer and asked him if he could put it on the LRC blog:
Thanks all for the kind words and for sharing the link, much appreciated!
Hi all, just a heads up to let you know that I'm crowdfunding the follow-up to George Ought to Help animation. If you'd like to learn more and/or get involved, you can do all that at: http://www.indiegogo.com/Edgar-the-exploiter
Thanks in advance if you feel like joining in and/or helping to spread the word!
Just out of curiosity - why indiegogo? It looks that unlike http://www.thepoint.com/, which only charges the individual contributors when the total goal is met (so it's all or nothing), the indiegogo works on a best effort basis - was that a conscious decision?
E.g., I want to contribute, but only if the project flies.
I understand the concern. In this case the project will go ahead whether or not the funding goal is met (if it's met, it will be completed sooner--before 2012).
I like the 'all-or-nothing' model too, and some projects really need that approach. http://www.kickstarter.com offers this model for project funding, it uses a clever mechanism of deferred tansactions, but requires that project organisers have a US bank account (i don't). I think that http://www.thepoint.com is a great site, but it can be problematic to rely on non-binding promises of payment for a project like Edgar.
Bitbutter is this your first time here?
Hi freeradicals, I'm not sure I understand the question but I've been visiting mises.org for something approaching two years I'd guess.
I see, I meant the boards, I was curious as to why you only had so few posts. Anyways, nice video! You are reponsible for a several-hour long debate I got into with a lefty friend of mine on facebook after I shared it :)
Ah yes, that seems to be a common pattern among those who posted it to facebook! Thanks for sharing.
Awesome! I shared on Facebook and will be donating. Edgar is scary!
There should be a Ludwig von Mises Institute video contest with a cash prize (large enough to expand interest beyond the base.) I know the Ayn Rand Institute does it, but I believe LvMI could generate much more creativity. Videos from people here and elsewhere could spread knowledge of and interest in LvMI, Austrian Economics, anarcho-capitalism, Voluntaryism, and whatever specific ideas those videos may concentrate on. More videos like "George Ought to Help" and "Fear of the Boom and the Bust" could really get people to understand.
Yes resist, I think that would be a great idea. I'm sure there's a lot of 'latent' talent out there that could be mobilised.