Over the past couple of days these two videos struck me big time. The first is a TED Talk about the paradox of choice or put differently: having to much choice/freedom can actually be a bad thing; we all need a fish bowl to reach maximum welfare according to Barry Schwartz.
The second, I.O.U.S.A., is a 30 minute byte sized teaser for the 85 minute documentary. The film talks at length about the United States’ four major deficits: budget, savings, trade and leadership. It drives home the fact that these four deficits alone are the greatest threat facing the United States present day, and will mostly likely decrease the quality of life for US citizens, starting with my generation.
Once you watch both you can’t help draw correlation between the two in many interesting ways. And I invite you to take the time to watch both of them and then proceed to let the numerous ideas from both marinate for a while in that brain of yours. Enjoy.