You are going to realise how overpriced and bogus the minutiae of British life are, and Gordon Brown is panicking because there is no way he can make this sustainable
The article is about Britain, but many of its points probably also are applicable to other countries. The corporate-socialist economies of the West are based on many unsustainable illusions. (I'll return, at a later point, to what I mean by 'corporate-socialism').
I've been banging on about it for years, but this also bares re-quoting:
"In May 1999, Gordon Brown sold half the country's gold reserves during a 20-year low in the market at an average price of $275 an ounce. Yesterday morning the price of gold was approximately $946 an ounce."