Please, please read this post. I know that the author is right and I’m afraid as he is about the future. Not only the crappy economic future that seems assured, but the response to it by the alienated. The right will be rallying the alienated (even though the policies of the right created the conditions that lead to the alienation – might as well take advantage of the situation). Times like these are very very dangerous; if the next president doesn’t act forcefully and successfully to turn things around quickly, the future could be very very ugly (think of the European responses to the bad economies of the 20s and 30s!).