“If you’re smart, you should be trying to make money from the market crash”… so much Alessio Rastani, an independent trader interviewed by BBC this Monday on the topic of the financial crisis and the Eurozone rescue plan.

The allegations that Mr. Rastani is actually a member of the Yes Men – a group of artists responsible for gems like impersonating a Dow Chemical spokesman on BBC five years ago – has been rejected by both the BBC and Yes Men themselves. But hope still remains that this is a masterfully performed hoax, rather than chilling reality. More to follow. In the mean time we wish you sweet dreams filled with love and recession!

Read The Guardian’s coverage of the story.

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