http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/marshall1.1.1.html "The BIS has said, in softened language, that the stimulus packages are ultimately going to cause more damage than they prevented, simply delaying the inevitable and making the inevitable that much worse. Given the previous BIS warnings of a Great Depression, the stimulus packages around the world have simply delayed the coming depression, and by adding significant numbers to the massive debt bubbles of the worldâs nations, will ultimately make the depression worse than had governments not injected massive amounts of money into the economy. After the last Great Depression, Keynesian economists emerged victorious in proposing that a nation must spend its way out of crisis. This time around, they will be proven wrong. The world is a very different place now. Loose credit, easy spending and massive debt is what has led the world to the current economic crisis, spending is not the way out. The world has been functioning on a debt based global economy. This debt based monetary system, controlled and operated by the global central banking system, of which the apex is the Bank for International Settlements, is unsustainable. This is the real bubble, the debt bubble. When it bursts, and it will burst, the world will enter into the Greatest Depression in world history." I think Mr. Marshall does a good job of providing a thorough explanation of what we may be in for. As a trader, whether the markets go up or down is irrelevant. You simply trade the chart in front of you. But as a US citizen, it's scary when you see repeated references to a coming Great Depression, especially when you realize just how fraudulent the financial activity in this country has become.