I didn’t get the memo, but apparently it’s time to start making You Tube videos explaing cap and trade.

First up, via Yglesias, who got it from Dave Roberts, here’s Captain Dividend explaining the cap and dividend approach in less than 2 minutes.

And in this corner, via my colleague Anna, here’s the Sierra Club’s Carl Pope on why giving away free permits is tantamount to bribery. He’ll do it in 47 seconds flat:

I’ve got to admit that I’m not wild about either one of these presentations. (Nothing against the substance, mind you; I think the explanations are perfectly accurate.) But what do readers think?

Am I wrong? Or is it just that cap and trade doesn’t lend itself to You Tube? Is there a better way to get this stuff across in less than 2 minutes?