As we prepare to enact the mother of all bailout packages, there are lots of questions about how it all happened. As The Big Picture’s ever-perspicacious Barry Ritholtz reminds in Barron’s, even Wall Street needed some help in blowing itself up. Alas, it’s too late for salvation in 2008, but Ritholtz’s brilliant analysis of what happened, and why, well, there’s always the next time. Too bad that enlightenment in the money game is still cyclical. But we can still dream, can’t we?