Monday, December 15th, 2008...3:46 pm
If, like most Americans and other people around the world, you have little-to-no idea how the “economy” got into such a “mess,” then you need someone to explain it. It would help if that person were both “knowledgeable” (i.e. smart) on the topic and was able to tell us how things work in words that we can understand.
It would be even better if this person could refrain from resorting to gobblty-gook words like “market capitalization,” “subprime,” or “credit default swaps” — words that we know darn well are just made up and don’t mean anything to real humans anyway.
You (and I) need someone we can count on, someone to tell us the truth in simple terms. Yes, that’s right — we need dogbert the financial advisor.