The Greatest Depression Anyone else here watching the coming economic avalanche with great interest? Things have really been picking up speed lately as Greece collapses, Italy and Spain are paying unsustainable amounts on their debt, Germany (the "savior" of the EU) just suffered from a failure to cover on their bond auction, France is on the verge of losing their AAA credit rating, and the UK struggles under a crippling 500% total-debt-to-GDP ratio. Good news for Americans in the short run: the mass exodus from the euro into the "safety" of the dollar is likely to drive prices down as the dollar appreciates in value. Bad news for Americans in the long run: lowered treasury yields from the high demand are going to eat pension funds alive, we've gone from $15 trillion dollars in debt to $15.1 trillion in debt in just the last week (over 100% government debt-to-gdp!), and our banks are about ready to pop themselves unless Bernanke starts helicoptering in pallets full of newly-printed cash. So, who else is up for some good ol' fashioned survivalism? :thumbup: "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."