Through various contacts and articles, very frightening possible scenarios are looming IMHO. Here are just a few. 33% chance of serious civil unrest in the UK by 2010. The US? Collapse of infrastructure in Eastern Europe, leading God knows where. National debt that could take 3+ generations to control. 70% tax in the UK. House prices being 75% off their 2007 peak. I would say that we have fucked up pretty bad and the consequences could be extreme. Is there any point blaming those responsible? Is it best to pretend that it isn't happening? Should we be preparing to resist some backlashes such as Nazism after the last depression? I am afraid that in this situation, I am not an optimist. I can't see that there is much that our Politicians can do because the problem was already well established and taking it's own course by the time that they got involved. It's like the difference between a fire in a house with a sprinkler system and one where you rely on the Fire Brigade.