In the Gold and Silver threads some points came up that might deserve threads of their own: Fracking is decoupling oil from Gold prices by increasing supply. But also venture capitalists are starting to pour increased money into artificial fuels. So, will recovery be fueled by declining real energy costs? Will recovery be lopsided due to local governments lacking the money to bulldoze abandoned buildings so the occupied buildings can increase in value? Would either or both of these points make for good threads unconnected to gold prices?