Every member of congress should read Deep Economy right NOW before voting on this bailout.
As I sit here and watch Bernake grovel before Congress, and the President speak about the banking crisis I'm really not that worried... I just finished the book Deep Economy The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben. Deep Economy is a fantastic and crazy-relavent book for our current ecconomical events.
McKibben's book is informative and just really helpful. He gives examples citing small ideal communities and illustrates how people in them are happy, and prosperous, and acting like a community should act. Why isn't "happiness" measured by the federal government? Why are tomatoes from Chile? We must be buying our food with jobs because why else would our food come from overseas. Deep Economy is mainly about sustainability. How less is more. McKibben offers real solutions to real social happiness. If you wanted to start a green project, or if you wanted to just learn about sustainability and permaculture this is a great book. If you're worried about the future health of the economy, in the long term, you should read this book.
I'm not worried for another reason, things are great in beuatiful Baltimore. I'm picking free food out of the garden, blogging, getting lots of sleep. I hope the fed sees some of this nice weather here in the area and realizes. Life is good, life is free! It's supposed to be free. For EVERYONE.