what i find interesting is that when these big business fatcats lose big money, they don't really seem to lose. blackstone group *lost* billions when they defaulted on the loans from their purchase of the massive sty town apartment complex in nyc, but basically wrote it off and moved on to the next deal. donald trump has had projects in default and bankruptcy hearings, but he still lives the high life and continues to make huge deals. if you or i default on a mortgage, we get kicked to the curb. when they do it, it just seems to be a temporary blip.