This post  contains the speech that Alistair Darling should have given. Think how his popularity would have risen if he had told the simple, plain, unadorned truth?
For example, taxes don't stay  where they're put.
Was that huge  Soc Gen loss really caused simply by a rogue trader?
Why Bill Gates' speech at Davos wasn't just simplistic, but wrong . Wrong in analysis and wrong in suggestions for policy.
So why is the US Government trying to offer everyone a payday loan ?