Doomsday warnings of US apocalypse gain ground features such luminaries as the soulless David Brooks, whose passion is lying the world into one disaster after another, giving himself a coating of whitewash (i.e. resuscitating his credibility) by getting a little ahead of the collapse-curve, so he can feed us more lies. Not surprisingly, the articles has no solutions - it's intended to induce fear and to get you to run into the arms of their "experts" who spew some financial babble which give a vague sense that deficits are the root of the problem, but absolutely nothing about stopping the bailouts or producing anything we need, as usual. If you want to read another example of the bottomless cynicism of the media controllers and their slick writers (of which Obama's "behaviorist" mass-manipulators are a division), go ahead and read it. But if you want solutions, go to LPAC's website.