Brown alum Joe Posner '07 has launched a new video series on the Daily Beast called Op-Vid: Campaign 2012
. "Op-Vid is a new platform that features writers, thinkers, and doers [tackling] the issues at the heart of the 2012 campaign. ... Opinion, without the pundits yelling. Handmade animation, without the caricatures. Essays, without the text. Complex topics, without the boring."
The first in the Op-Vid series is It's the Stupid Economy
(below), featuring Harvard historian Niall Ferguson. Posner is also director of the Watson Institute's 2010 Austerity
video featuring Institute political economist Mark Blyth.