Writing in the Christian Science Monitor, columnist Mark Todd speculates what it will take to restore confidence and settle the international financial turmoil:
America faces a stark choice. The path back to a gold standard is rocky and uphill. The current inflationary path is slippery and downhill. One leads to integrity and stability. The other could lead to financial ruin. Which will we choose?
Besides burning their cash instead of firewood (anybody remember the episode of "Superman" in the 50s where Jimmy Olsen became a millionaire?), Germans living in the Weimar Republic were seen carting their paper marks to the grocer in wheelbarrows to buy bread.
So, my advise: until the world comes to its fucking senses and stops printing money as fast as the presses can run, invest in companies that manufacture wheelbarrows.