Margaret Thatcher famously said that the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. Greece is already past that, and is attempting to steal money from Germany. The UK is only a couple of years away from the same thing, and I don't have any confidence that Cameron will make any difference. Neither do any of my British friends. UK government spending is already more than 50% of GDP. Your soldiers can't afford to use real ammunition in training, and your NHS lets patients die of thirst while in hospital. Your police are getting closer and closer to enforcing Sharia law, and anyone who says anything against it is labeled a bigot, by your prime minster, no less.
The US is on the same path only a few years behind. No wonder gold is now at 1200 dollars an ounce and on the rise.
The thought of gold being that precious reminds me of a friend whose family had to sell everything they owned to get enough gold to pay someone to get them out of Cambodia after Pol Pot took over. Not that I'm comparing Greece to Cambodia ... although if the communists throwing Molotov cocktails in Athens have anything to say about it, perhaps it's not that far off.