the reason the world is in such a mess is purely due to the gambling ethics of human nature. from 'investors' to speculators - this CDO, banking, hedge funds, day traders etc. doing all they can to turn 1 into 1000 outpacing time creates this mayhem that results in this.. those farmers in india have no fucking clue what's gone on but the greedy masses have just shit over the global economy. what if there was no stocks, CDO, derivatives, or any speculative security linked to the real economy? man has troubles with working hard for years to get paid so the option is either war or gambling to change the face of earth in this life time and look at the result. the whole world is fucked. there is no safe place for anything right now. I wouldn't be surprised if a world war broke out tomorrow. I predict a decade of depression with many wars if not world war over everything oil gas gold land water round the corner.. no place to hide..