Just a Friday thought: I have a decent (sometimes very thorough, sometimes cursory, sometimes not at all) understanding of the financial world, both current crisis, its causes, and some of the technical stuff of contemporary money matters.
If there is something that you want to know, and would like me to take a shot at explaining to you, go ahead and post your question in comments. Nothing is dumb, truly. Sovereign wealth funds, interest rate swaps, collateralized debt obligations, TARP, hedge funds, how a bank works, what a bond/future/stock/option is, is my money safe, whatever. And if I can, I’ll give it some explanation and some context.
I’m at your disposal.