I've been away for some time, thinking and synthesizing. I have not posted an alternate view to my last post, as I had originally intended, because the world seems to be heading down the road I outlined and I haven't been motivated to post an alternative. That said, it may still be worth doing as a thought experiment. So, I'll begin work. I may also be posting a study I conducted about a certain MSN writer's effect on markets. But I want to test it with real money before reporting in.