Sunday, November 30, 2008

Money As a Quantum Fluctuation in the Markets?

It turns out that matter isn't so substantial after all. An article in the New Scientist confirms that matter consists of little more than quantum fluctuations in the vacuum, with most of its mass attrituted to the virtual gluons that pop in and out of existence and conduct the strong force that binds particles like protons and neutrons together.

With that news, is it so incredible that the Fed and the Treasury can bind the markets together with virtual money? The risk is that this money will disappear into the deflationary pit of deleveraging.

Virtual money consisting of Paulson, Bair, and Bernanke quarks

"It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations"
Stephen Battersby
The New Scientist, 20 November 2008