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Boom Bust Boom

Over 60 A Level Economics and Business Studies students had the opportunity to preview a new documentary entitled Boom Bust Boom, presented by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame.

The film explores why economic crashes happen. Boom Bust Boom combines live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.

The documentary came about as a result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken.  Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film is part of a global movement to change the economic system through education, to protect the world from boom and bust.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the film and were left with the question: “What is the point of Economics?” This interesting question will no doubt be debated over the coming weeks.

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