My dear (please speak out your name)
The middle-class has been taxed (8.3 trillion dollars-- $ 8,300,000,000,000) to pay for the economic slop cooked up by greedy bankers, brokerage houses, MBAs, regulators, politicians and 'save- my- seat' legislators, throwing many who need a paycheck, out of work; (Oops! sorry about that, caveat, bla, bla, bla...),
but there is a silver lining to what has happened: it dismisses further opportunity to entice a "religious belief" in an "invisible hand" guiding "free markets" for the benefit of all, (hidden within macroeconomic theories?), and gives the global polity an opportunity to sweep it aside, (shred it, delete it?) and design a way "to manage evaluated hope through mutual trust" from an organic viewpoint (now, what else is relevant?) in a global political economy, this time keeping "greed" and "loop holes" under check to "meet the minimum needs of all" (MMNA), intrinsically, from the very outset.
Through empathy and compassion, MMNA has always been a part of evaluated hope of the global population; but we have circumvented the Trust, (30,000 daily global poverty deaths!).
WISH YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A REWARDING NEW YEAR IN 2009.