Giving $700 billion to a bunch of blackmailing banksters didn't shore up the economy? You mean Wall Street is still falling?
I bet we would have had better luck dumping $700 billion into a giant pile and starting a bonfire to whichever gods and goddesses control prosperity.
I should start taking bets on how much the blackmail payout is going to be next time. I'm gonna aim high and say $2 trillion.