Thursday, October 9

Understand your world!

Unless you've been totally isolated from the news for the past months, you have undoubtedly heard of the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, the credit crisis, and more recently, the Wall Street bailout. And even though I average 4 to 5 hours of NPR a day, 5 to 6 days a week (I think I need rehab), I have yet to feel like I really understood what was going on. But today I listened to two This American Life shows that finally made it all click. So if you, like I was, are wondering what the heck this is all about and are aggravated by the fact that you just can't quite seem to wrap your brain around it, I highly recommend these two 1-hour shows. They describe the problem in terms anyone can understand and they're entertaining to boot.

Check out the first one (about the mortgage & credit crisis) here, and the second one (about the bailout) here.