Part of the problem of modern life is understanding the jargon. It is not just difficult to understand the underlying concept, but the words they use are deliberately confusing too.
Real estate: As opposed to what? Unreal estate? Virtual estate? Even better – they now have “virtual real estate” on Second Life. Sigh.
A sub-prime loan: A you-can’t-be-trusted loan.
Limited upside: This is worthless.
Soft-landing: Prices are falling.
Sub-prime loans for virtual real estate have limited upside and prices will experience a soft landing. Perfectly reasonable.
And then there’s the whole world of “political ethics” (what an oxymoron!)
Political donation: Bribe
Fiscal rectitude: It’s Charvet shirts for me, hairshirts for you.
Strictly financially controlled: Blank cheque
Fiscal rectitude can be alleviated by strictly financially controlled political donations.