So let me guess how today’s chaos surrounding Lehman Brothers, AIG et al is going to play out. The executives whose greed precipitated this mess will get nice fat payoffs and will get to keep their ill-gotten gains and bonuses while ordinary investors and employees will get screwed over. Whatever happened to all that corporate compliance and regulation that was supposed to stop this sort of thing happening? The lot of them should be charged with criminal negligence and their assets – not to mention their balls – squeezed until they beg for mercy. Scumbags.