What I think really sucks about this whole mess: Those who screwed-up get rewarded with bail-out money, while those who were financially responsible get nothing. Isn't life and society supposed to reward those who do the right thing and punish those who don't?
Given that, I see no reason why any law should be obeyed. Obeying the law screws the citizen. Breaking the law leads to rewards. This position is supposed to be a wrong conclusion, so why is it the apparent conclusion for the situation of the world today?
Because you don't want to go to jail. Social and financial responsiblity are too different animals.
Matt -- thanks for the website. If any followed Dow theory to this point -- it has predicted things to an interesting level of accuracy.