Pirates, all of Them
To be honest the world economic system all seems like a bit of a shell game to me. Economies seem to rise and fall because of how a group of insecure people feel about them on any given day. The value of currencies being affected by events like North Korea feeling a bit randy one morning or a politician's unfortunate ad lib. It doesn't seem real.
But gold? It is really of very little value except that it is kind of shiny and makes good jewelry. I am not sure I get it.
Or, perhaps I do. I wasn't all that long ago when the world economic system went into free fall that critics were referring to our world's bankers as a bunch of pirates playing loose and free with what is essentially our money. Perhaps it is all beginning to fit together.
I think Michael Flaherty would look good with an eye patch and a three cornered hat. Bring it on.
All together now:
Sixteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo yo ho and a bottle of rum