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Hold Bernanke, Paulson Accountable—Literally

Who do you hold responsible for the economic mess we're in — Paulson? Bernanke? Greenspan?

Squeeze the Banker toy
CreativeFeed
Squeeze the Banker toy

Well, now you can hold them accountable — literally — with the Squeeze the Banker line of stress dolls from boutique agency CreativeFeed.

"We thought that a stress ball in the shape of the principal icons of our financial system was a funny (and maybe healthy) way of facing the strain we are all under," said Arthur Ceria, CreativeFeed's founder. "These stress dolls are a symbolic effort at turning the tables on what for most of us is a source of considerable strain," he said.

So go ahead. Squeeze Paulson. Shake Bernanke. Yell at Greenspan and tell him it's all his fault. Or do all three at the same time!

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  • CreativeFeed offers a few more reasons to buy the dolls:

    1) Guaranteed to raise employee morale.

    2) They're cheaper than Prozac.

    3) Each one was crash-tested on Wall Street.

    Of course, CreativeFeed knows the economic downturn is serious business with serious effects on people's lives, so they're donating a portion of sales from each doll to a group called Modest Needs, which helps low-income households.

    Pony Treats:

    • Whine it out. If you've still got some residual stress after all that squeezing and hugging it out isn't your thing, head over to the SecretSpinelessWhine blog and let it out. Let it all out.
    • Dr. Seuss it out. To be absolved of your recession sins, give me three recitations of this Seussian Good Bank, Bad Bank tale, compliments of the Reformed Broker, and an act of contrition.
    • Geek it out. Da da da da! It's technology to the rescue! Check out the results of Gizmodo's 30 Ways to Fix Our Busted Economy With Technologycontest.

    Questions? Comments? Write to me at cindy.perman@nbcuni.com.

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