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Just read through part 4 at least. I broke out laughing so many times I had to start reading it to my wife. I think we will be buying a house after all. Maybe 2 because ownership will be the only thing tangible in the future.
I see Americans as needing to be totally self-sufficient. Meaning, they will need to grow their own fruits and vegtables and slaughter their own meat. We may still have nice things like running water and electricity, but stores will be slim pickings and gas may be impossible to get. Now, if we had someone with some balls that would drill like hell here in the states, we could solve that issue for at least the next 100 or so years, but so far no one wants to do that.
But still a democracy...in some SENSE of the word.