Collapse (New America, #1) by Richard StephensonAmerica is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.
Galtung: U.S. empire will fall by 2020
The Anatomy of American Collapse
A soft landing for America 40 years from now? The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of or as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in , just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting. Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go truly bad, empires regularly unravel with unholy speed: just a year for Portugal, two years for the Soviet Union, eight years for France, 11 years for the Ottomans, 17 years for Great Britain, and, in all likelihood, 22 years for the United States, counting from the crucial year However, instead of the bloodshed that marked the end of so many past empires, with cities burning and civilians slaughtered, this twenty-first century imperial collapse could come relatively quietly through the invisible tendrils of economic collapse or cyberwarfare. But have no doubt: when Washington's global dominion finally ends, there will be painful daily reminders of what such a loss of power means for Americans in every walk of life.
The fallacy in these arguments occurs afterward. You'll notice the doomsayers say "if" a specific event occurs, then the economy will collapse. For example, "if China sells its dollar holdings" or "if the U. They suggest that you buy guns, gold coins, or their survival book to prepare for the event "just in case. In fact, the U. Economy Works.
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Posted March 29, Experts say America is hurtling towards recession.
Sometimes you need an outside opinion. Whether it's on the fit of a shirt, a concerning medical diagnosis, or a sinking suspicion that the rest of the world is laughing at you , we all need that person who will tell it to us straight. The United Kingdom, our ally across the pond, has long played this role for America. Years and Years imagines the planet's dystopian near-future as it is experienced by the Lyons, an upper-middle-class family living in Manchester. Each episode fast-forwards only a few years; the pilot, for example, begins sometime around the present, spans the re-election of President Trump, and concludes with his dramatic final days in office.