While we all feel the damaging effects of a crashing economy, we don't often take the time to educate ourselves on what the real problems are. We would hope that our political leaders have a strong enough understanding of economics to avoid these kinds of problems, but I think we've all moved past that point. It is obvious that we must educate our leaders. I encourage you to view the video below. (Think of it as a short documentary without commercials!) For further learning, visit the Ludwig von Mises Institute.