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Hat Tip: The Swimming Naked Awards

The Swimming Naked AwardsWarren Buffet famously observed: "You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out." Now that the economic tides have receded, The Economist is offering its "Swimming Naked Awards" to acknowledge those left most exposed by this year's reversal of financial fortunes. Among the most anticipated categories: "Flash Gordon award for saving the universe" and "scoundrel of the year" - always a nail biter. For the complete list of winners, check out the magazine's picks.

(Image of embarrassed skinny dipper by eyesogreen, CC 2.0)

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