Fifteen years ago, people advocating things like learning to grow your own food, scaling back living spaces, and drastically limiting financial obligations were the same ones shouting about imminent U.N.-backed invasions led by black helicopters. (Most of them lived in Idaho and drove Hummers.) Fifteen years later, unemployment refuses to budge, home foreclosure is rampant, and global warming is a much hotter issue. Politicians, meanwhile, scream at each other rather than working together on anything. Are we headed for a gigantic fall? And even if we can avoid it, will our... More >>>