Meltdown, bailout and aftermath

Anyone who is concerned about or affected by the crisis in the US economy (i.e.. anyone who is reading this) should take some time to listen to this week's This American Life. It includes detailed and understandable explanations of what is happening, the options for the bailout and the vastly preferable (for taxpayers) bailout option which was included in the bailout bill as an option and which we all need to make sure is actually used.