European capitalists are paying dearly for passively lining up in the shadow of a collapsing Yankee Empire. The price of gas has become 10 times more expensive than it was a week ago. The price of nickel, wheat, and industrial metals has gone up as well. Meanwhile, in Mordor the stock markets are unpredictable from one day to the next. One economic expert claims this situation is similar to what happened in 2008.