Econ 101 Not Cutting It? Ask the Web for Help

Today's economic crisis is more complicated than anything covered in a freshman-year course. Here's where to go to see it all more clearly

The ins and outs of the current economic situation are somewhat beyond the scope of my freshman-year Principles of Economics class. Credit default swaps? Bailouts? I don't seem to remember covering any of these things. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for me—and you—to get educated about what's happening today, all thanks to the Internet.

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