...in a few years... But it's not all that bad. Honestly I couldn't care less. Countries always go through long term economic cycles like this. As Bernanke prints more money to stabilize the system crisis after crisis over the next few years the standard of living will go downward steadily through inflation. However, that's is better than the system collapsing. Praise Bernanke for his hard work! As long as the stock market survives all is well! I spent a lot of time. (Around 1month) a year when I was growing up in 3rd world countries... They are not that bad at all! It's just the adjustment process as a country transitions from a higher to lower economic level that is volatile and dangerous. When you have millions of people used to having free handouts suddenly get that cut off you get riots. In 3rd world countries people are used to low/no social services so it's not an issue. New york and Miami city streets are just as dangerous as it is in a average 3rd world country... Or even more dangerous actually.