The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Clarke and Dawe" comedy duo have a remarkably informative -- and grimly funny -- sketch about the subprime meltdown, with specific reference to the economies of the rest of the world. Link
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.