Dissemination of information through the internet does not pose a direct threat to the Ponzi, but it does provide obstacles for them to overcome. In the past the investment community was virtually only Wall Street insiders and "all the rest". All the rest were the sheeple that invested through a variety of methods including mutual funds and longer term individual accounts. They relied upon news letters, and the mainstream news channels for their guidance. These avenues of information were easily controlled as was the market. Technology provided not only obstacles for the boyz but it also provided opportunity. They were able to distort the markets with mathematical leverage vehicles called derivatives. These were impossible to quantify for risk and hidden from the public through a variety of means. There was always going to be a day of reckoning. The true power that resides within the walls of the homes above knew very well the eventual price of breaking nature's law, and they knew WHO would pay the price. Do you think they sold their gold and hard assets? On the other side of that question, WHO do you think was on the receiving end of the Fort Knox gold.....or the British gold sale at gold's bottom. Those were very large amounts of gold and tracking their movements "should" be easy. It would be diabolical to believe someone has planned these events decades in advance, as though their is some predictability to economic cycles.
Unfortunately or fortunately....depending on your point of view...human behavior is VERY predictable and has been used to "manipulate" markets for hundreds of years. The emotions of greed and fear are as easily molded as a sculptor's clay for the money men. Its almost so predictable that a software program could do it....like perhaps an algorithmic model designed to fleece the peeps on nanosecond levels and beyond. AND the beauty of it is that its all legal.
Money.....what is it anymore? Is it paper? Is it digital? Can it be in your retirement account statement and "virtually disappeared" by either a keystroke or legislative declaration? Is it really money if it exists only in hyperspace? Think about this statement. If CONfidence is all that stands behind fiat. AND the ability to erase fiat can be done NOW with a keystroke....WHAT is the public going to do at some point in time when they realized this? Do you believe that hard assets just might have a future in this digital world? I wonder.
What will happen when bail INS and MF Globals occur again? Is there a tipping point? Will CONfidence be maintained OR is that even the endpoint for them? Perhaps the Wash Rinse Repeat cycle is the goal? Surely not.....gl