Just because we’re all going broke doesn’t mean we can’t get some laughs out of it. That’s the idea behind the Voice‘s new blog, The Smart Asset, which regards the downfall of our economy as the ultimate banana-peel gag. In recent items Smart Asset considers the superiority of the Madoff non-investment plan those those of traditional brokers; Paul Volcker spanking the young punk quants; possibly America’s only boom industry, arms trading, as seen at the IDEX 2009 armaments fair in Abu Dhabi, and so forth. Other financial commentators are only funny in retrospect. Get your economic relief now!