My esteemed colleague Phil Wainewright certainly stirred up a mess of posting when he commented on a post by a VC remarking on the entirely unremarkable fact that revenue minus costs equals profits. You must read the post and at least some of the comments (there were nearly 200 the last time I looked).
Phil was simply commenting that things had come to a low state if such an entirely simple and well-accepted comment could make people who should know better so upset. I second his remarks (I posted on that subject as a comment, too).
Money does not grow on trees. When we act like it does, it means something silly is going on and it will be self-limiting (that's what a bubble is). Web sites that offer something for advertising are not offering it for free, they are offering it in return for your attention. If they succeed, they can become very rich.
Otherwise, you must be doing it as hobby (like my food blog -- but not like these blogs, which are designed to communicate with my industry colleagues and customers).
I am fascinated by some of the posts Phil attracted. Spending money on jobs and infrastructure during a recession is not socialism -- and I taught economic systems at the graduate level. Because the Treasury prints money during a recession to fund government spending does not mean that inflation will occur -- only that it might occur if the printing is done without thoughtfulness. We're a long way from that.
Please note that more than 90% of the people in this country who want to work are currently employed, that mass foreclosures are occuring mainly in areas of the country where real estate values were hyperinflated -- and many people accepted mortgages they were unlikely to be able to repay unless the value of their home continued to go up.
We all got into this together and we all will get out of it together -- with a little patience.