Here is a nice video via Enspire Learning that provides an explanation for the financial crisis:

Obviously, it is more complicated than a 2 minute and 17 second video can explain. However, the video is well-done and tackles the root of the problem.

I like short and simple explanations like this. How about you? Have you found videos or visuals that explain the current financial crisis in short, simple, and easy to understand terms? If so, feel free to post your links in the comments to this post.