Apologies if this is a dupe, but I can't find any posts here about this Forbes article by Mary Jane Irwin, "Casual Gold Bust," posted August 1 on their website: Obviously this isn't news to anyone on this forum -- nowadays. What's especially disheartening about this dismal situation is that it was so utterly predictable. I, among many others, predicted it in my February 2006 Escapist article "Attack of the Parasites," which prompted personal attacks on my character and motives here on this forum. By the way, this exact same stupid story is playing out again right now on Facebook. Anyone care to attack me for saying so this time?