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George Ought to Help Sequel NOW OUT!!

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Wheylous Posted: Mon, Apr 15 2013 6:46 PM

Pretty dang awesome:

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I posted this on reddit:

I like it, but I feel like it's too unfocused to be persuasive to anybody not already initiated. "George Ought to Help" is great because it's a simple concept that's well executed and relatively brief. This video gets into like 6 different ancap topics with visually distracting and inexplicably weird cartoon characters (are they halloween costumes or...?), changes in setting, a lot of different, changing hypothetical scenarios etc. Too much IMO. I doubt I'll use it.

I hate to be critical of it because it is well done, but I think it falls short of the standard of "George" and "Edgar" as a persuasive introduction to libertarian philosophy. 

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Stephen Adkins:

I posted this on reddit:

I like it, but I feel like it's too unfocused to be persuasive to anybody not already initiated. "George Ought to Help" is great because it's a simple concept that's well executed and relatively brief. This video gets into like 6 different ancap topics with visually distracting and inexplicably weird cartoon characters (are they halloween costumes or...?), changes in setting, a lot of different, changing hypothetical scenarios etc. Too much IMO. I doubt I'll use it.

I hate to be critical of it because it is well done, but I think it falls short of the standard of "George" and "Edgar" as a persuasive introduction to libertarian philosophy.

That's interesting, because I felt similarly about Edgar.  It seemed too complex for a newbie to fully grasp and appreciate.

But I actually find this one great.  Sure it's a bit longer, but I didn't find the characters or scene changes distracting or confusing at all.  In fact that's how it should be done.  It's basically a rule of cinema...you almost never see a character actually telling a story...you just show the story.

I think this one is incredibly well done and I think it serves well as a follow-up.  It obviously tackles virtually all the immediate questions that came up after George.

Kudos Bitbutter.  This will totally get shared by me.

 

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it falls short of the standard of "George" and "Edgar" as a persuasive introduction to libertarian philosophy.

That's interesting, because I felt similarly about Edgar.

Now that you mention it, I agree. Edgar tried to distill the concepts of minimum wages and really supply & demand into a digestible video designed for somebody apparently unfamiliar with economics. No short order and I'm not sure how well it succeeded, as I haven't sent it to anybody who isn't already libertarian.

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Apr 15 2013 7:52 PM

I agree that it's not as focused (and neither was Edgar). Still, it answers objections to George.

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zg7666 replied on Mon, Apr 15 2013 7:57 PM

 

phenomenal !! 

 

 

 

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You Can Always Leave is a crowd-funded follow-up to George Ought to Help, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGMQZEIXBMs

 

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