emergency money under the mattress.
I'm not kidding. I was in New Orleans three weeks after Hurricane Katrina. No banks, no ATM's, no services.
If you had cash, and you were lucky, you were definitely ahead of the game.
As for the culprits in this mess, there's plenty of blame to go around. Time to stop living off credit cards.
To save before you spend. To discipline (regulate) the grubby fingers of Wall Street,
CEO's, and lenders who took their profits and ran.
And to face up and change the real two party system:
the one that says it's either black or white,
right or wrong, Democrat or Republican.
Trying to solve problems through the len of dualities
("If it's this, it can't be that; I'm right, you're wrong")
divides. And division is not what's needed in our
complicated interconnected international community.
We need each other.
It's about time.