Images in Foreign Policy's photo essay this week captured all the gloom, anger and growing impatience with which the world is reacting to the financial crisis. In one of the more desperate, businessmen at Tokyo's Kanda Myojin Shrine have begun praying in huge number for a return to fiscal prosperity.

Well, Big Think has it on good authority that the crisis may be over sooner than you think. Next week we will open a new forum with expert predictions from US and foreign economists we have asked to look into their crystal balls. What they saw could make everyone feel a lot better.