Random thought alert (this just hit me, haven't given much thought to it) Too many bubbles going on. Our entire way of life is based on growth like the housing bubble was based on growth. Could it be that the entire western civilization is one big bubble that is beginning to burst? Is the next bubble in Asia? Are we witnessing the end of our way of life? Are we going to be the new 3rd world? How long until the asian bubble bursts? Ours lasted >200 years, maybe Asia will do better?