The global economic slowdown has far-reaching implications. Your pension fund is probably dropping in value. You’re likely worried about your job. Your mutual funds? Dropping like a ton of bricks.     And now – in a sign of the uncertain times – even the prices of white truffles and costly red wines are falling. At this year’s charity truffle auction in Tokyo, the highest price paid for a single white 1.05kg truffle was US$30,720, a pittance compared to last year’s record of $330,000 for a truffle that weighed 1.5kg, the Financial Times reported.It’s true, even the uber-rich are scaling back on luxuries. At the auction for this year’s haul of Alba white truffles from Italy‚Äôs Piedmont region, the usual high-rollers and investment bankers were conspicuously missing from the crowd of celebrities and magnates. According to the Times, this year’s three simultaneous auctions raised euro 118,000 ($151,048) compared to about […]