I know that you haven't heard about any of this but let's have some fun...
What nation is this?
7,100,000 cell phone subscribers - up from 1,400,000 only two years ago. This nation's leading cell phone company took in $333,000,000 in 2005, and is on track to take in $520,000,000 in 2006.
34,000 registered companies in the chamber of commerce - up from 8,000 two years ago.
GDP growth in 2005 was 17%, in 2006 13%. (We get jazzed when our GDP is 3-4%.)
$41,000,000,000 in oil revenues in 2006.
Salaries have risen more than 100% since 2003.
Income taxes have been reduced from 45% to 15%.
Real Estate prices have risen several hundred percent in the last two years, indicating a red hot real estate market.
Gasoline is .14 cents a liter.
And this list is just the tip of the iceberg...
Doesn't sound like a nation facing an impossible "quagmire" does it?