Somewhat in contradiction to Naomi Klein's thesis in The Shock Doctrine, crisis seems to bring on an expansion of State power....or at least, attempts to do so.
On which subject, no, we've not really tried having tax cuts, not yet.
Assuming a recession but no depression, the finance boom will have given us more than it will cost.
What happens when you really don't trust the banks.
Some sense amongst the nonsense about drugs.
The fruits of innovation: ain't capitalism great?
And finally, the journalistic cliche crash.