From Bloomberg News: “Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said political leaders are discussing the idea of closing the world’s financial markets while they ‘rewrite the rules of international finance.’” Holy smokes! Jesus H. Christmas! The IMF and World Bank are meeting this weekend; European Union leaders are meeting on Monday. And! Parts of the world already have closed down, by the way! Indonesia, for one, closed its markets days ago. Um, wow.