As the US falls into the same system that runs Japan, we have to recognize that the effects of the 0% system is not going to fix the US trade deficit. The Treasury is allowing all our dear, bankrupt banks to announce that they are going to the bankrupt Fed for funds. We also look at a series of old, old newspaper clippings that clearly show that today's mess is nearly totally identical to past messes. The IMF is going to allow many of the 'first world' nations to borrow immense sums. And not live under IMF cruel rules, either, I bet. And we revisit the business of the Plunge Protection Team.