I haven’t posted anything yet about Boom Bust Boom, the new feature documentary by my pal Terry Jones (and friends) that opened two weeks ago in New York. That’s because I haven’t had a chance to see it yet, though I don’t have a great excuse. The fact is that it’s now available on iTunes and On Demand, so I don’t have to wait until it comes to an area theatre.
Boom Bust Boom incorporates music, animation, and puppetry, in addition to live action and hosting by Terry, as it shows the link between our unstable economy and the way economics is taught, as it puts a spotlight on mistakes of the past made by bankers and politicians, while investigating the worldwide economic crash of 2008.
The film came about after Terry met economics professor Theo Kocken, and the two collaborated on the script for Bill and Ben Productions. If you’ve ever wanted to know how the financial world works, I can’t think of a better person to teach you than Terry Jones. I have a feeling it may be the most enjoyable economics lesson you’ve ever had.