Eh, I don't believe that. We can return to prosperity. But it's going to take a lot of structural changes in the way we handle politics and economic issues. I think those changes will come ... either by choice or by inevitability.
The sickness that lead to this collapse still exists, and it's within each of us.
It's easy to blame individuals, and it's easy to blame government, and it's easy to blame corporations. But where did all this come from, if not from within ourselves?
We seek the maximum, rather than the optimum. We're a nation of hustlers. What else should we have expected. Our collapse was always inevitable, like entropy.
The fault lies not in our stars, but within ourselves.