"The genius financial products that kept your eyes deep in Cristal and
vacation homes nearly caused the global financial system to seize up."
(via Steve Dekorte... http://www.dekorte.com/blog/blog.cgi?do=item&id=3619)
But, hey. There's still time for the whole system to seize up. $700b
is just used grease to try keeping the gears spinning a while longer.
Oh, yeah. Anyone thinking this is going to do any significant, lasting
good doesn't understand:
* the financial system (which I *don't*), or...
* how the US Congress works (which I *do*, sorta-kinda)
* human nature (ditto).