I'll bet one of the tops of everybody's forwarding list this morning is Ed Luce's brisk and forceful reminder of what we already more or less knew about the American economy: it's got problems.
Those looking for consolation might want to flip into the Sunday NYT magazine and take at the full page ad on Page 7 for a new education offering: a semester-long course in "filmmaking or photography." \The venue is the Queen Mary 2: "Visit 34 Cities, 18 Countries in 103 days." No price in the ad, but a flip to the website discloses that the tuition is $17,000. Room and board varies from 17k up to 51k, not including, I assume, booze and tschatschkes.