PART 1 – The current global recession is resulting in drastic changes to financial and economic policies never before seen by our generation. How did we get into this mess and how are we going to get out of it? In his signature plain talk and no-nonsense style, Michael Walker, Fraser Institute Senior Fellow, exposes the real causes of the global financial meltdown, highlights the crucial damage already done, and identifies three things we must accomplish to get back on track. Thirty-five years ago Michael Walker helped found the Fraser Institute and led the charge against deficit spending and government central planning. Today, governments are poised to return to these same failed interventionist policies.