Never a boring topic, everyone is concerned about economy these days.
The same people that were assuring us last year about this time everything was on an endless up-scale, that housing was never going to be cheaper than it was now, &c are the same ones shouting the sky is falling, and every man for himself. Most recent hopper of the doom-and-gloom bandwagon is none other than hyper-wealthy internationalist finance Khazakh, George Soros who says now "there's no bottom". In reality, this is but a tacit admission that Keynesian economics in general, and the WB/IMF in particular, are nothing but facilitating agents in quite possibly the greatest fleecing scheme ever known to man.
What is money? Nothing more than a representative tool of value-exchange, consisting of denominated trade units. When the country started, we used everyone else's money. Slowly, the states tried and inflated out of existence their own trade unit systems, until finally the Founding Fathers wrote into the Constitution that the only legal tender for trade was silver and gold. This happened, because they wanted our money to have tangible asset value, not merely intrinsic or assigned value. Today, the tools in Congress, through fornication with the banks and nearly universal deceit, have convinced U.S. a green piece of paper and a sterling silver coin are the same dollar, despite the fact the value of the former goes down as they print more, and the value of the latter only continues to rise. The fiat paper and base-metal we pass around today only has any value because we believe that it does. When people either don't have money to represent value, or the money they have is constantly being devalued by inflation, they generally substitute by trading the goods and services normally exchanged for it instead. All "hope" for "change" has evaporated as Dubya's multi-trillion-dollar borrowing to finance his "right"-wing socialism have given way to the same from DumB-O to pay for HITLERy-PelosiCare and continue the
Unless some way can be found to permanently separate The Whore of Babylon from our government and the Synagogue of Satan from our treasury and banks, you can stick America with a fork, because she's done!