It is this sort of arrogance that got us into trouble. It's the sort of hubris a singer with a song as number 1 develops. They think they can stay their forever. We think we can continue growing, consuming, polluting forever. You can't. Michael Jackson is a cautionary tale in that respect...one we unfortunately are now stepping into collectively, ourselves.
"Every structural element in our financial sector is a jackstraw groaning under a load of false expectation. The hedge funds are only the most elaborate pieces, with their intertwined webs of exponentially unreckoned risk. The equity markets are a three-ringed circus of 'greater fools.' "