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America in the year 2015

By 2015 the US economy will be locked into a nasty round of "stagflation" - a uniquely painful combination of high unemployment and double-digit inflation.

The official unemployment rates may reach 11 percent though the true rate will be much higher. And I expect inflation to be somewhere between 10 and 15 percent. (Though run-away hyper-inflation is a distinct possibility!)

Due to the collapse of the U.S. dollar Oil will sell for approximately $175-$200 per barrel and gasoline prices will be around six to eight dollars a gallon. Special government funded gas stations will sell subsidized gas for around half the free market price but their supplies will be very sparse and unreliable and their gas will be carefully rationed. Coupons will be required at the government stations and while the coupons will be readily available, the gas won't.

The US will compete militarily with China and other nations for control of oil producing countries. (Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, etc...) "Defensive imperialism" will become the rule. This means we'll need to invade and occupy numerous nations not only to secure their oil supplies for ourselves but at the same time deny access to our adversaries.

Air travel will become extremely difficult, terribly expensive and horribly unreliable. Airline workers enraged by years of pay cuts, pension reductions (or outright eliminations), and dramatically increased health care insurance premiums will cripple our normally reliable air transport system with unending labor strikes. 

Due to a lack of aviation fuel, an increasing number of commercial plane flights will be cancelled adding to the chaos created by airline labor difficulties. (A recent official FAA bulletin warned of future aviation fuel shortages and created a new government program for rationing fuel.)

Indeed, air service to many smaller markets will be eliminated altogether due to their lack of profitability. Many flights that are not completely full will be cancelled.

The electric supply will become spotty and unreliable due to a lack of investment in our infrastructure. Due to the lack of modern generating plants, blackouts and brownouts will become commonplace, especially during periods of peak demand. (The hottest summer days and the coldest winter nights) Some cities will be forced to schedule rotating blackouts.

During the cold winter months energy shortages will force state governments to temporarily shut down factories in order to save energy for residential heating use. These shutdowns will cause millions of workers to be laid off for several days at a time.

Due to the lack of high paying full benefit jobs, strikes will shut down entire industries. Country wide general strikes will threaten the viability of our entire national economy. Public services will become highly unreliable.

During large strikes the U.S. military may be called upon to provide labor to keep critical services operating. Labor leaders may eventually call for nation-wide general strikes which will threaten out entire American way of life.

The US auto industry will be a shadow of it's former self. GM and Ford may still be in business but chances are they will only be making parts. The "big three" auto makers may merge into a single American auto firm. Americans will be forced to exchange their more comfortable U.S. made gas hogs for the much more fuel efficient smaller Japanese, Korean and Chinese cars, the smaller the better.

Most of the major airlines will go belly up. Only one or two will remain. Government-owned foreign air carriers will take over many domestic US routes.

A new brand of multi-party radical politics will replace the old two-party system. As poverty explodes the old two party system will become increasingly irrelevant. Numerous smaller parties will appear and garner considerable support despite their highly radical policies. Leftist groups will grow in influence and support as the masses demand expanded government entitlements. 

Domestic terrorists will appear and launch numerous attacks involving murder and the use of bombs. Announcements of cuts in entitlement programs will be met with deadly and highly destructive riots. Such benefit-driven violence is common in European countries.

A national ID will be introduced sometime during the next few years. The government will use the card to track our every movement and purchase. In a few years a new law will require that you produce the card when it's demanded by law enforcement officials.  

US Marines will invade Canada to secure it's oil tar sands. They will enforce the terms of existing contracts which are highly favorable to US firms. This will be deemed necessary due to the fear that Canada will be tempted to sell their oil and natural gas to other nations at much higher prices.

The president may be forced to order such an invasion to avoid the construction of a pipeline in western Canada intended to allow the export of Canadian tar-sands oil to China.

Due to new laws and rules highly favorable to wealthy individuals, London will replace New York City as the dominant financial capital of the free world. 

If the U.S. and China should become involved in a military confrontation, the U.S. Navy will be shocked when the Chinese sink dozens of our ships on the very first day of conflict!

China now has high-technology torpedoes of an entirely new kind they obtained from the Russians (They're called Super-cavatating torpedoes). These revolutionary torpedoes travel over 200 miles per hour underwater. The U.S. Navy has no way to protect their ships from such a weapon.

The US will become the single most hated country in the world. US government officials will be unable to travel to many place overseas as they will fear arrest for war crimes. (Donald Rumsfeld can no longer travel to Europe due to an official charge of human rights violations - if he lands there he will be imprisoned and tried and his plane confiscated under international law.)

American tourists will have to travel very carefully and restrict their wanderings to the few countries where Americans are still tolerated.

By 2015 many European nations will have Muslim Prime Ministers. In the past these countries encouraged Muslims to immigrate into their countries as "guest workers" to do dirty jobs natives were unwilling to do.

But now these laborers are climbing the economic ladder and at the same time reproducing at a fabulous rate while Europeans have all but stopped having babies. As the Muslim population explodes and gains wealth, its political power is sure to increase. 

For the same reason, the nation of Israel will probably cease to exist. The Israelis are simply not reproducing anywhere near as fast as the Palestinians that surround them.

By 2015 the number of Palestinians will more than double while Israel's population will have increased by only a tenth that number. The Israelis will be forced into making peace on unfavorable terms dictated largely by the Palestinians. Financial and military assistance from the U.S. will be slashed due to domestic economic woes. If the Israelis resist or become belligerent, the Palestinians may overrun them and reclaim their lands. The Israelis refer to this demographic problem as "the time bomb".

In the U.S. the wealthy will live in gated enclaves patrolled by private security forces, surrounded by electric fences and roaming dog patrols. They will ride around in armor plated limos just like the Fortune 500 CEOs. They will stay close to home as they fear having their children kidnapped and held for ransom.

Many of the most wealthy class will take their money and move to foreign countries offshore. Sir John Templeton has already moved and exchanged his US citizenship for a Bahamian one free of taxes and inheritance restrictions. What is now a trickle will soon become a flood.

The super-wealthy know that the quality of life in the US is in decline. They also fear spiraling violence. And they know that increased taxes will be required to support a host of new anti-poverty entitlement programs. 

Who ever is President will be forced to introduce a means test for social security benefits. Only those who are living in complete poverty will receive the full retirement benefit, while those with assets will receive only those funds they have accumulated in the system. When those funds are exhausted their monthly checks will vanish.

Various epidemics will surface from time to time. Hopefully none will spread enough to become a pandemic but that's largely a matter of luck.

As the decade advances the US will, due to an explosion of Alzheimer's Disease and Diabetes, become the sickest country in the industrialized world. The cost of treating all those diabetics and dementia patients will destroy the U.S. treasury.

Pretty dismal picture don't you think? I want to say that I hope I'm wrong on all these points - but I don't think I am. Over the next decade or so our country will be descending into a chaotic and highly violent age. Unfortunately many of these trends are already well underway.

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