There are threads about 'What's wrong with the US economy", but I thought it would be interesting and worthwhile to look at what's going on with various economies around the world. For example - Iceland's economy crashed. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/world/europe/09iceland.html How they recover will be interesting to follow. Similarly Pakistan's economy is in dire straits, and it is a risk for crashing, a situation which is complicated by the presence of al Qaida and Taliban in the regions on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Meanwhile - Tough Times Strain Colleges Rich and Poor http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/08/education/08college.html Working Poor and Young Hit Hard in Downturn http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/us/09young.html Beyond the recent bailout - what steps are needed for the US and global economies to recover? Rather than rehash the problems - what are the solutions?