Jeff Faux has written a book called The Global Class War: How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future and What It Will Take to Win It Back (©2006.)
The problem: The US is rapidly losing jobs to China and elsewhere; i.e., the world is flat. The US is living in a bubble of debt. Our country’s elite and powerful Upper 50,000 do not have America’s best interests at heart.
The solution: We all must save more and spend less, from the US government to everybody with a credit card.
But here’s the real solution, according to Faux: The United States of North America. Admittedly, the State of Canada and the State of Mexico may not like that very much, but it would save the US economy.
I’m oversimplifying of course. The book isn’t bad as books about economics go. However, I would suggest a prerequisite: Thomas L Friedman’s The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (©2005.)