Throwback Thursday: Jimmy Carter's Crisis of Confidence Speech (1979)

It's a really good idea to go back for perspective to help us make sense of today's world. In 1979, Jimmy Carter (quite the populist himself) gave his famous "Crisis of Confidence" speech. Carter went out and spoke with "the people" and among other insights found that for all the crises out there (the gasoline shortage among them), what was most troubling had to do with our culture of consumerism. Rather than just show the speech, this video is a motion capture experiment to juxtapose Carter's speech with images from today's world. Culturally, certain trends that impact our worldview and behavior never go away -- and I think you will see that Carter's words are as powerful today as they were 38 years ago.