This is probably the third of fourth shot I've given to watching one of these cartoons. This is the first one that has informed me, but done so in a beautiful, after-effectsy way. I want to watch the video because someone put in some damn effort and made it visually stimulating.
So here you go. Here's why we're in the Great Recession (as per whomever put this together).
The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.