"I've always believed that the "fix" to the crisis, here or in Europe, will be to continue to find ways of creating more liquidity. Printing more money, if you will. In the old days it was accomplished through the seduction of the consumer. We traded our equity for debt and there was no need for government intervention, per se. Now trillions of our dollars in equity are gone. What we had, going into 2008, was wiped out overnight as some $7.7 trillion was lost to instantaneous deleveraging of derivative assets by major banks."