You've read the book, seen the movie. Now for the real bloodsucking.
Is this the Twilight of Capitalism? In eight short years (well it seemed very long to some of us) we've gone from 'free and unregulated markets know best' to quasi-socialism: state sponsored banks and insurance companies and probably soon, auto companies and, well, who knows what next? Authors? Yeah!
Can I have my hundred mil now, please.
And the fallout of the bailout is now officially hitting the book biz.
And the magazine biz.
And of course kiss your newspaper good-bye. But that's another story.