With worries about the national debt, the dollar, the Euro, unemployment, China, and a slew of other problems, the economy is on everyone’s mind. And if you talk about the economy long enough, you end up talking about gold. Gold has always induced fevers and rushes, because it promises sudden wealth and yet it also seduces us with the promise of security against collapse. Our current economic situation has brought these two together in simultaneous rushes to invest and divest in gold. But Binder, for one, has seen this sort of thing before.