Investors are showing no signs of easing up on their pessimism as the Wall Street sell-off constinues on Tuesday. But the government is not just watching the economy go down the tubes. Earlier today, the Federal Reserve said it would start direct lending to businesses. How significant is this move? Will we see an interest rate cut? And why are investors worldwide digging in for a major economic downturn? We ask Robert Lenzner, National Editor for Forbes magazine.