We haven't had an open thread for a while, so it's your turn today. As food for thought, I've included two videos.
In a comment this week Gail of the Wit's End blog linked to a video called The Story Of Broke, which is a continuation of The Story of Stuff project. This happy video is subtitled Why There's Still Plenty Of Money To Build A Better Future. You can contrast that optimistic view of our future with the Daily Ticker's Budget Crisis Has State and Local Govts. Cutting to the Bone.
Which story do you believe?