Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

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From Martin Wolf in the FT today:

Yes, it may be reasonable to call for a reconsideration of the global monetary system, as Robert Zoellick, the World Bank president, has done. But gold? Does anyone expect politicians to put placating the world’s most speculative commodity market before worrying about a slump? Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

Very good. Very good indeed.