A friend just sent me this link, and you should check it out.  Chris Martenson is a very bright guy who has put a lot of incredibly hard work into trying to sort through all the noise of “what’s going on” with our economy.  He has put together this thing he calls his “crash course” in which the current economic (and food, and environmental) crisis is demystified and explained- quite clearly- and put into context of how we got to where we are.  In all, it takes a bit more than and hour and a half to watch the entirety of the “crash course”, but it is essential that you do.  Check it out here.  The severity of our problems are immense, and very seldom does something come along that is so clear and helpful in speaking directly to what those problems are and why.  Cheers to Mike for sending me the link.