Signs of collapse
Across the interenet several sites I read have been discussing the poor state of the U.S housing market. It seems abundant loans given with little collateral combined with slow growth in the housing market have caused several major lenders to go bankrupt. It looks like a government bailout may be nessacary and if the current trend continues then the entire housing and finance market may be in for a sudden and rapid decline. A much more lucid and interesting acount can be found here or here.
On another note I'm thinking my predictions made several years ago of a 2012 peak in oil production may be realistic. Change seems to be speeding up and while the economy is still flourishing the indications a collapse are becoming more and more evident. If one wants international travel or some of the other desirable things provided by ociety I would advise you to get in soon.