Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Prices went up because they went up. Galbraith put it well in The Great Crash of 1929:

However, the time had come, as in all periods of speculation, when men sought not to be persuaded of the reality of things but to find excuses for escaping into the wide new world of fantasy.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Aug 24th, 2010 at 06:05:57 PM EST
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