The truth of investing in the market has come to light - it is gambling. What a shock!!! Will the current crisis change the face of personal investment? One comment from a CNN viewer was that she would have been better putting her money in her mattress rather than trusting so-called safe investments. I can't help but wonder if stories like this are representitive of a general distrust of stocks that will exist for many years to come. I think it is safe to say that we won't be privatizing Social Security.