The very vast majority of people settle into a comfort zone and they don't venture outside of it, and don't bother to educate themselves about varying aspects of the world, financial or not. They simply put trust (or not) in those who have the drive and desire to be powerful. They want to believe, and they get screwed time and time again.
...long? Right on schedule, that seven year thingy. Those TA folks would say we are headed for 5-6000 DOW.....and the run up after the extreme fall looks like 24,000 to me.....maybe Armstrong's 22,000 is not to far fetched.....looks like their could be a lot of money made the next cycle....keeping your " money at rest" during Shemitah has it's good points.
That is basically what greenspan did by playing with interest rates, sans the killing of 2-3 billion. Maybe around 2-3 million middle easterners(iraqis) with gulf war 2.
Anyway, looks like the tribe will be doing the voodoo on the world again this coming september. I am seriously doubt yellen will qe for at least a year with the whole shaqueesha thing everyone is talking about. Maybe they will do operation twerk.