In 2008 the credit crisis spread around the world like a virus. We saw individuals, companies and small countries go to the wall. Will 2009 be the year when U.S. creditors refuse to expose themselves to an ever increasing risk of default in order to protect their own economies ? There are growing signs of hesitation and fear on behalf of those who would lend Uncle Sam the funds to finance yet another "stimulus" plan. No small wonder as the U.S. is flat broke and up to it's eyes in unpaid debt as it is. With inflationary fears added to the mix as trillions of dollars emerge in to the U.S. economy over 2009 and trillions already thrown in to the bottomless pit of the financial sector, China and Japan are getting nervous.
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