In a conversation with Loudmouthman on twitter I happened to tweet this.
epredator: @loudmouthman seems international finance is a play by mail chess game, when the rest of us are instantly adjusting in an online fragfest.
It seemed worth saving, and as it turns out is pretty much the sentiment Malcom Gladwell just used on BBC interview I had on in the background. i.e. government decisions are reactive and slow paced in an environment when financial trades are instant.