Our video team launched a new original series this morning called Op-Vid: Campaign 2012. They’re pretty excited! In their humble words, It’s summed up as “opinion, without the pundits yelling. Handmade animation, without the caricatures. Essays, without the text. Complex topics, without the boring.”

This first edition in the series features Harvard professor and NewsBeast contributor Niall Ferguson taking on the economy.

Creator/Director Joe Posner’s gone down this road before, with “Austerity,” a similar video concept featuring Professor of International Political Economy Mark Blyth talking about Austerity budgets. That wound up on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Come, expand thy brains.