Two "right on the mark" political commentators were together a couple days ago. See Jim Wallis interviewed by Jon Stewart on the Daily Show: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-22-2008/jim-wallis
Jim Wallis said "We need to ask...not when will the crisis end but how will the crisis change us...it is a values crisis" He suggested the banks give their bonuses to Haitian relief, or to give grace instead of foreclosures.
He also quoted "In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy