Terrorism: Scott Adams makes a good point. He notes that an economy where oil is priced at 40 dollars a barrel cuts off a lot of terrorist funding and that attacking the US would put them at an even worse position as they would drive the economy further into the proverbial hole. As such, I would like to propose that the US department of homeland security budget be tied in some way to the price of oil because as the price of oil goes down, the threat of an attack goes down. Nobel Prize in economics? Yes, please.