I live in that pighole of a socialist europe where the government takes 50% of your salary, you don't get to work for your own pockets untill after the summer, and still people over here save more then 10% of their income. What gives? Is it because the FED has run a more inflationary course then the ECB eroding the purchasing power of the dollar causing people to search for alternatives? Or is it the US spirit where people are always on the outlook for the next bubble to grow so they can hop on and become rich overnight? Or is this how capitalism is supposed to work? If you can't cut it bad luck and good night see you in the souplines?