I suspect that I am, like many folks, ill-informed and dang-near mystified by the US (and, hence, other country’s) concerns about the current financial situation that, if we are to accept the pronouncements of politicians and pundits, is about as grave as we have seen in 100 years. Who in the world understands it well enough to explain to folks such as me?
Ira Glass, that’s who.
I listened to This American Life tonight (though it’s broadcast at different times around the radio dial), and I learned a lot about what’s going on in this mess. I recommend downloading the show and reviewing it at least twice.