From Bloomberg.com: Berlusconi Says Leaders May Close World’s Markets
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world’s financial markets while they “rewrite the rules of international finance.”
“The idea of suspending the markets for the time it takes to rewrite the rules is being discussed,” Berlusconi said today after a Cabinet meeting in Naples, Italy. A solution to the financial crisis “can’t just be for one country, or even just for Europe, but global.”
Global rules to deal with the financial crisis?
Look, I’m not making any wild claims here, but if this kind of language doesn’t scare the hock out of you, then you evidently weren’t raised reading the book of Revelation.