That quote above is hilarious, and dead on the money.
I don't mean to be my usual pessimistic self here, but the world economy is drowning. Its in deep s**t. Its drowning in deep s**t. We all know it. The financial TSUNAMI that can already be seen at the horizon will make the Krach of 1929 seem like the good ol' days.
"They" made it happen, "they" are counting on it. Sudden, extreme poverty on a planetary scale, enough to traumatize the entire human race into submission. We're not talking about hundreds of billions or a few trillion here, but of ONE QUADRILLION. That's $1,000,000,000,000,000, give or take a penny, that we would need to fill up the black hole about to swallow us whole.
Here's a very telling article, despite its strange sense of humor, that might kick you in the teeth with this subject: "to heap disrespect on those who desperately deserve it"
Now, if you will excuse me, I have some rather large quantities of cigarettes and toilet paper to buy.