R.C. sent this: Nevada man dies with $200 in bank, $7M in gold hidden inside home . I thought Nevada was the Silver State… But of course $7 million in silver would be too bulky.
R.B.S. pointed me to a fairly well-balanced British documentary: The Great Euro Crash – 2012 . (If you jump 25 minutes forward, you’ll see described the sneaky role that derivatives  played in this debacle.)
Items from The Economatrix: