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Is capitalism actually broken?


3,499 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

People have become increasingly worried that the threats we face today, like climate change and rising inequality, can’t be solved by a capitalist economic system. So, is that true? And if it is, can we fix capitalism or do we need to tear the system down and build a new one from scratch? Explore the different types of capitalism and the role it plays in our society.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Lorenzo Mercanti, AIM Creative Studios
  • Script Writer George Zaidan
  • Narrator George Zaidan
  • Storyboard Artist Lorenzo Mercanti
  • Animator Lorenzo Mercanti, Kevin Herrmann, André Cunha
  • Illustrator Lorenzo Mercanti, Elisabetta Vedovato
  • Music André Aires
  • Sound Designer André Aires
  • AIM Creative Studios Producer Tiago Ribeiro, Marta dos Santos
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Alexandra Zubak
  • Associate Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer George Zaidan
  • Expert Consultant Branko Milanović, Lane Kenworthy
  • Special Thanks Anna Bruce-Lockhart, World Economic Forum

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