Most young people today graduate from high school and even college with no background in economics at all. But in order to build successful lives and to participate meaningfully in our democracy, they urgently require such knowledge. This series from the Moving Picture Institute and Passing Lane Films will introduce young adults to the components of a prosperous economy.
Using a parable about three men stranded on a desert island with nothing but their bare hands for catching fish, the Fi$h: How An Economy Grows series will show audiences important economic concepts in roughly ten short videos. For example, viewers will see how innovation and risk can lead to surplus, which in turn creates currency. One of the three men skips a fishing day (and all his meals) to make a net. That net allows him to catch more fish in less time -- which gives him choices about how else he might like to spend his time, and whether he might like to lend his net, at interest, to the other men.Official Film Website
"The show's ten episodes tell the story of how three primitive fishermen gradually develop an advanced economy as they discover and implement key economic concepts such as specialization, comparative advantage, and money."—Fi$h: How An Economy Grows executive producers Erin O'Connor and Maurice Black