Capitalism Explained Through The Medium Of Cookies


Ian McAuley and Ben Eltham – New Matilda’s two main writers on economic issues – are, to put not too fine a point on it, thoroughly awesome.

Week in week out, they explain in simple terms what all those ‘economic thingies’ are, and how they play out politically.

But for all their uncontested brilliance, Ian and Ben are still not able to capture the nature of the economic system in one simple paragraph.

Or in this case, one simple animated gif.

We can’t find the source of this piece of genius… but whoever you are, wherever you are, we salute you.


Launched in 2004, New Matilda is one of Australia's oldest online independent publications. It's focus is on investigative journalism and analysis, with occasional smart arsery thrown in for reasons of sanity. New Matilda is owned and edited by Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist Chris Graham.