I know I certainly don't want to hear one more word about the economy. Except that I really have no clue what is going on! I mean, sure, I get that there's a housing market crisis. I get that oil soared and gas prices went with it. I get that there is a credit quagmire. But what does it all mean and how on earth did we get there? (Aside from overspending and acting like selfish pigs...is that too judgmental?)
I did not understand. Until....enter This American Life. Once again...they save my stay at home, hate to watch the news because they never really tell you anything anyway, bacon.
Once I listened to this episode I had a much better idea of what was really going on. It helped. Information presented in what I felt was a very non-political way was refreshing and informing.
I still think I don't want to hear the word E.C.O.N.O.M.Y. again. But at least I have a better understanding of why everyone else seems to want to talk about it. If you want to know more there's a daily blog all about it.