Derminator you may (or may not) be interested in yesterday's article by John Mauldin.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/65405174/2013%2001%2004%20Mauldin%20-%20Ponzi%20Finance.pdf


"The U.S. working-age population will grow slightly, at 0.4 percent per year, but that is slower than the annual growth rate of 1.1 percent over the past 20 years.16  The fewer people in the workforce, the less GDP generated and, therefore, the less income available to pay down existing debt."


Our new challenges will be to raise our $16.4 trillion borrowing limit, and pare back more than $100 billion in automatic spending cuts (military and domestic programs).

Diversification is not betting against America, it is hedging your bets; Covering Your A $ $.    Agree that Ford is a great story!

(Concluding my weekend OT remarks on this subject.)