Well then, maybe your wizard could tell us what we all should do - as a solution - during the Second Coming of Christ. After all why bother with such trivial and earthly issues as "peak oil"? Oh, I know why, the guy needs some dough to survive through the time before the Coming, doesn't he now? Does he also sell any inspirational CD's, Liza?
Oh well, as for me I'd rather listen to Jerry Seinfeld or better yet, to Jon Stewart for some comedy coupled with real life info, just to get a feeling on what the sheeple is up to. Nothing more, nothing less.
As for you, to truly understand the Russian geo-econopolitics and the Russian psyche I'd recommend reading The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn and Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. Then, and only then can you come back here and tell us all about the traditions and survival skills of the russians.
Otherwise keep reading your "inspirational booklets" on peak oil by ......whomever will sell you the brick.
In this low interest rate environment, little is to be made. It is more the actual use of the money even for a day or two delay that gives the transfer agent the windfall. When they do actually pay, they deduct a "fee" as well.