"As much as I wish so badly I didn't think this way, I am becoming more and more convinced the financial system is either deliberately or unknowingly walking into a game of chicken with the United States Treasury of titanic proportions. Wall Street either cannot or will not delever quickly enough, and the Treasury feels like it's running out of time. The Street has built a nuke under the street of New York City. The right thing to do would let it go off and take them all down. Sadly, since this would take everyone else out with them, it's beginning to look like we'll have to spend the time and the money to defuse it," - a commenter at the Economist.

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