"John, your Econ videos sparked a permanent change in how I view both economics and politics. The videos are optimistic and positive, they rang true for me and inspired me to investigate further. I'm sure many other people have had a similar response.I had minimal economics training but you (who have also had minimal economics training) have taught me that the demand side mentality is inherently pro-war, pro-terrorism, and pro-natural disaster.
I wish more people were simply aware that there's a controversy, and that the stakes are huge. I hadn't considered that the demand-side mentality is inherently pro-war, pro-terrorism, and pro-natural disaster (believing the clean-up is an aggregate good), before watching the vids. (I had minimal Econ training.) It is so very important for people to hear that! Please make more videos if you can."
When people say Papola presents a distorted and unhelpful picture of economics to a credulous youtube public this is what they mean. John Papola is a professional producer. He gets paid to do that because he's good at it. Just like I was and am paid to do economics - because I'm pretty good at it. The idea that this talented producer doesn't know that this is the message that a lot of people are getting from his video sounds implausible to me.
To quote David Glasner, "enough already".