At least this economic recession has had one benefit - it has flushed out a number of financial cheats and scoundrels. The greedy have been found out and in many cases dealt with. Companies that used financial tricks have run out of options. Companies are going to have to make money the old fashioned way - by creating something of value. I've never understood a system that rewards people for moving money around without creating any real value. But that's just the engineer in me.