I consider myself a smart individual, but I don’t kid myself about certain aspects of my intelligence. I know I didn’t pay enough attention during certain classes in high school (government wha? econo-who?), and I now realize that I missed out on some of the finer points of how our government functions. Stuff like how exactly are bills passed in Congress, what does “cloture” mean, and does the recent economic crisis mean I’m going to have to start looking for a cardboard box to move into?
And for almost three years now, Laura has been answering my many (probably often exasperating) questions about politics, government and, most recently, the economy. You see, Laura has a knack for explaining what most would consider redonkulously complex government matters without making you (ok, me) feel like a jackass.
Which brings me to this public service announcement: Get over to her place and read a great Q&A on the current economic situation. Especially if you’re not sure what the hell is going on and if/how it could affect you. Then you can come back and pretend like you had no idea what the fudge was going on, either.