Just because we're all going broke doesn't mean we can't get some laughs out of it. That's the idea behind the Voice
's new blog, The Smart Asset
, which regards the downfall of our economy as the ultimate banana-peel gag. In recent items Smart Asset considers the superiority of the Madoff non-investment plan
those those of traditional brokers; Paul Volcker spanking the young punk quants
; possibly America's only boom industry, arms trading, as seen at the IDEX 2009 armaments fair
in Abu Dhabi, and so forth. Other financial commentators are only funny in retrospect
. Get your economic relief now!