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Earlier this week I posted a video essay (Bailout and Poular Culture) about how citizens view the bailout in humor and mostly song.  The video essay contained links to Youtube videos.  All were good, some were very very good.  One thing they all have in common is that they are honest expresssions of how disagreement and disgust with what has happened to the country and the government response.

I took another trip to YouTube and found some more.  These are entertaining as well as sobering.  First, the headliners:  four songs and three skits/commentaries.    Then, the others.

Monster Crash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28I0JK0byLU (November 14, 2008)

Headlining this collection of videos is Monster Crash, a slick and professional musical commentary on the economic crash.

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bailing-water-2I’ve been posting to AECM for years.  AECM is the e-mail listserv for hundreds of accounting professors.  One topic I regularly post on is accounting and how it is perceived by the popular culture.  Youtube is one of my favorite sites (google images is the other).

The bailout and sub-prime crisis has have spawned many commentaries, satires and songs.  A running theme through these videos and songs is the public’s disgust with the following:

  • corporate executives
  • for-profit financial institutions
  • government regulation
  • politicians

I went to Youtube and typed in the search word “bailout”.  Back came more than I ever imagined. What creativity, what artiistry, what fatalism, what indignation!

I’ve compiled a fairly long list of videos.  I hope you make it through all of them.  In compiling the following list, I’ve tried to be very selective (dozens of various videos failed to make my list).  My favorites are embedded.  These are very good.  I hope you view them all.  Links to other very good videos are at the bottom of this page.

I find it very interesting that in this crisis accountants aren’t receiving any scorn. This is very much unlike seven years ago with the Enron and Arthur Andersen scandals.

Sponsor a CEO

Where’s my bailout?  #1

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