In mythological thinking: MFGlobal, the 2008 crash, and Bernie Madoff were all "Omens".
This is a pretty obvious one too: our entire economy is in a bubble, our currency is one giant Ponzi Scheme, and fraud is the-way-things-are-done. These were signs of the inevitable collapse. We are trying to postpone it with externalized medicine (i.e. bailouts, passing symbolic bills) without actually reforming the inner health problems.
"DUDE, PUT DOWN THE FRIES"