Speaking of the meltdown...
(Tim) For all those inclined to think larger, more aggressive government is the answer to any crisis, here's a good article demonstrating how the present crisis was compounded by regulations passed after Enron.
Years ago, I lost a parishioner in an airplane crash. A few years later, I read an article detailing how passing new regulations intended to avert the circumstances leading up to that crash would likely cause even more disasters. Laws often have unintended consequences worse than the danger those laws are intended to protect us from. Here's a book filled with such cases.
Government will never be our Savior. "Some boast in chariots and others in horses, but we will boast in the Name of the Lord, our God" (Psalm 20:7).