Crunch and after, in three minutes
Why are banks so vulnerable to going bust?
What does it mean when the Bank of England creates new money?
These are some of the things we all need to know for a grasp of what caused the 2007-8 financial crisis that in turn precipitated the Great Recession - and also to assess the competing claims of the political parties that they have the remedies.
Can complete answers be given in three minutes?
Not on your nelly.
Can comprehension be aided by a a trio of pop-video-length films?
I hope so, because - for me - the most important work I've done this year has been to make three films which you can watch here.
They were commissioned by BBC3, and shortly after the election they will be the centrepiece of a televised discussion with young people about the Crunch and after.
In the meantime, please have a look at them and tell me what you think.
PS: If you think they're any good, please forward the link to anyone who might find them informative.