Sadly this post at Naked Capitalism sums up the failure of the government’s response to the financial crisis and the barriers to expanding the economy. “Extend and pretend” and a bit of CYA seems to be the order of the day.
If things are looking up, there is quite a long way to go:
My site seems to be experiencing a bit of a spike in traffic (coming from some interesting sources), so I thought, in these poor economic conditions, that I would link to my post on the latest income inequality stats: You've been robbed!
It is my most popular post and interestingly many people are finding it without actually googling for it or following it from somewhere else.