I have been hearing this term for some time now. I first heard it back in the fall as an answer to the credit crisis. This morning I heard Steve Forbes bring it up again. He said if the SEC would just drop this artificial accounting rule, he guaranteed that credit would start to flow. So what is mark-to-market? I found some links where you can go learn something about this. Suspending this accounting rule sounds like a very easy way to start things moving again, rather than spending almost a trillion dollars. But I suspect the new administration is not that interested in an easy, quick, Inexpensive way to get things going again. Be informed and stay informed!