Protests are spreading to Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, with a chance of spreading to Saudi Arabia. That could really be the end of the US world order. There’s a doubled or tripled oil price to consider, but the Saudis are also the fifth largest holders of US debt (after Fed, China, Japan, UK). Can you imagine if a Saudi collapse sparked a run on the dollar because of concerns the new regime would dump treasuries. Game over. These things really do come out of nowhere. That self-immolating cart owner in Tunisia is like the so-called ‘anarchist’ that assassinated Franz Ferdinand. Anyway, it’s not a dumb time to get ready to the extent you haven’t already. Price increases are coming anyway, so stock up on non-perishables. If anything, this is all just a reminder of how precarious our situation is.