Trying to keep all the info straight? Check out this overview of the "bailout" from Forbes magazine. If you're not sure just what a recession is, see this Newsweek article. The New York Times Money page is regularly updated with helpful information. And Money magazine, which is part of the CNN empire has lots of helpful info too. These are only some of the places you can learn about how we got here and what we're trying to do to wrestle with our current economic problems. If you really want to get bogged down in legalese, you can also read the full-text of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which is sure to make you thankful you're not a politician.