I have my ideas of the solutions, as has this fellow and that gal and this foundation and that think tank.
Yet in the long run, many of the different solutions must converge, because this unprecedented time will require smart thinking from all quarters and smarter action.
Tonight my hope is that we are seeing the first baby steps to move from ruin to recovery. Time will tell.
The thing I know for sure, though, is that the time for glib phrases and turning a blind eye to the economic situation of our friends and neighbors is long past.