Thu May 3rd, 2007 at 07:37:13 AM EST
This article by Dmitry Orlov may be one of the most pertinent and concise (and also funny!) article about whence the US is going.
On a personal note, the rather draconian changes that Mrs Lupin and I made in our lifestyle in 2004 were motivated by a nebulous and complex web of factors. Dmitry Orlov pulls it all together in a superb piece.