I see three options:
2. Collapse (eventually followed by some type of new government)
3. Fix Shit
#3 is highly highly unlikely due to the way our system operates and it's inability to be responsive to the majority population's needs. If they can't even agree on bad decisions, how are they going to manage to put good ones into effect? This decade will require some extremely important decisions to be made regarding the world's future, and right now were about 20 years behind schedule.
#1 Is also unlikely due to general apathy (which is rapidly lessening thankfully) and the desire to not make waves in the system.
#2 Will be very very interesting. It will be complete and utter fucking chaos until people come to grip with their new reality and form either a new national government, or perhaps more likely the reintroduction of the city-state.
Anyway I look at it, our current form of government needs something big to happen before the Fix Shit stage can take effect. Without revolutionary changes to the system, we're just gonna keep seeing the status-quo until our country is so shitty our leaders all bail and take a jet plane to the Bahamas.
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Last edited by HoboMaster; 11-16-2011 at 11:28 PM.