I'm beginning to feel like a very smart person. I didn't fall for Bush-Cheney's weapons of mass destruction and I absolutely knew that the economy would explode simply because people were using their houses like ATM machines. I looked around at my neighbors and knew they were deep in debt. It took a person of strong character to not play Keeping up With the Joneses. Dubai? Monstrosity at the get go. I'm smart but I'm not that smart. Smarter people should've known that Dubai would meltdown. I think people did know but as usual, they were so overcome with greed and the prospect of making money.