It’s a big internet out there.
Yet, as we all know, the internet is not a dump truck. It is a series of tubes. And now, in true Monty Hal style, you can choose which tube to use and understand what Atrios calls “The Big Shitpile”
Tube A contains an imaginary conversation between an economist who understands the subprime mess and another who doesn’t. Pretty detailed but still understandable.
Tube B contains the recent New York Times explanation of the mess. Short, easy to understand, concise.
Tube C, the best tube of all, uses cartoons and profanity to make it all very clear.
Hope that helps.