Couldn’t resist plugging an old acquaintance who will be visiting Brussels late January. I met Simon Alexander a few years ago. He has a rather particular job: he sees the future and has made a number of sensational predictions over the years (notably “something sad” about The Beatles just days before John Lennon was shot).
I couldn’t help asking him about the current turmoil. He said it was bad but we would recover quickly, but added that the big one would come in 2012. I’m not sure whether that’s encouraging or not. But then, who said the future would necessarily be better? You’ll find more about him on Simon Alexander.