Power Point: Stop the free fall

April 11, 2009, 3:04 AM UTC

“I think we can be reasonably confident that that’s going to end within the next few months and that you’ll no longer have that sense of free fall.”

–White House economic adviser Larry Summers, at the Economic Club of Washington on Thursday. Summers compared the economic crisis to a ball falling off the table. Let’s hope for a soft landing.

As Summers spoke, a banner unfurled behind him: “We Want Our $$$ Back.” Sound familiar? That same message appeared on a banner when Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein spoke at a conference in Washington on Tuesday. Hmm, who will the gadflies go after next? –Jessica Shambora