E' andata giù un'altra banca, la acquisisce la J.P. Morgan Chase: è il più grande fallimento bancario della storia americana. Leggete queste poche e lucide righe di Robert Reich, tanto per spaventarvi un po'..
If Congress doesn't pass a bailout bill, Bernanke and Paulson warn the economy might go into a deep and prolonged recession or worse. The mere fact that the two people who essentially run the American economy have issued such a warning is itself enough to generate a self-fulfilling prophecy of economic meltdown if the bailout doesn't come through -- at least in the weeks leading up to Election Day. Congress knows this, and doesn't want to be held responsible. So it's almost certain that a bill of some sort will pass, and probably by Friday. But what happens if by some twist of political drama it doesn't pass? A 5 percent chance of major meltdown of capital markets in the US and around the world."Meltdown"è il verbo che si usa per illustrare una fusione nucleare. Già ora, nessuno presta più soldi a nessuno (soldi veri, non pensate al debito con zio Carlo): il baratto potrebbe essere presto molto trendy.