The big bailout package has gone toes-up and there are smarter people than me on the site who can tell you the big high falutin’ meaning of it all.
Many of us just want to pull the covers up , stuff a pillow over our head, and maybe dream that somewhere it’s still “the way it used to be.”
One disclaimer. This piece was actually produced last April, back when the feds thought they had the mortgage crisis “contained,” although I can’t remember if that was the first time they had it contained, or the second time.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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