i hate to say it but the economy is collapsing on purpose. this is the plans that nixon introduced 40 years ago coming to fruition. my history and sociology teachers both told us this was all going to happen. it usually comes in waves but there is usually an opposition (like the 30's and 60's) sadly our generation gap has left us with no opposition and power with no opposition cedes nothing. therefor until our generation actually takes power (in political offices) nothing will change for the better....read chomsky.