Tom Usher wrote or added | Debt:GDP is actually worse in the US than in Greece. Unfunded liabilities are huge. Real inflation is 9-10%. Unemployment is way above the rate officially claimed. About half of the economy was eaten, but the Fed masks it, having played hot potato with the toxic derivatives now hidden and festering as a tax liability. There has yet to be accountability. The Fed is still buying debt. Major banks are still earning interest parking "bailout/stimulus" money at the Fed. Bernanke's calling for zero reserves: an economy owned by the elitist, run entirely in cyberspace with zero assets, just gambling chips.
None of this had to happened. We don't need the Fed, income taxes, interest-bearing currency, or a gold standard to have a great economy.
I'm not the only person who knows this, but it will take a huge disruption before people will be asking around for solutions that have been available for decades, centuries, and even millennia if one knows how to view it.