Last night I watched an ABC Nightline story about how cops are stepping up the arrests and confiscation of fake merchandise...specifically fake name brand shoes, handbags and dresses (Louis Vitton, Prada, etc). Fascinating, as the people who are buyhing these "knock-offs" can NOT afford to go into the pricey Fifth Avenue stores and buy the real thing ($500 dollars for a handbag? I don't think so). So the "up-scale" brands and their stores are not actually losing money. Bottom line: there just are not enough people to buy all that stuff in Tiffany's! Yet another indication of the bogus nature of our consumer driven economy, and how it must be restructured.