Warum gibt es etwas und nicht nichts? (Why is there something rather than nothing?) - Leibniz

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Unbelievable, unimaginable

The problem with looming economic disaster is that you look out the window and since what you see is normal, you wonder what that mad Cassandra is wailing about.

Michael Panzner reproduces an article by Paul Farrell in MarketWatch about the absolutely enormous international derivative market, currently estimated at $516 trillion. Those numbers are beyond imagining, but if 2% goes bad, that's equivalent to 20% of the world's annual GDP up the chimney.

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