My partner and I had an interesting discussion today regarding America's [failing] economic system. Essentially, we both feel as if the current economic system is not working. For those of you who don't know, this is how the "system" works: The U.S. government requests loans from the Federal Reserve (small network of the nation's leading and most powerful banks). Then, the banks typically approve the loans with added interest rates. Unfortunately, our government has yet to pay back more than we borrow (since the Clinton era). This racks up our national debt, pisses off the banks, etc. So, eventually, and correct me if I'm wrong, we will continue to increase the debt. We don't have enough trade or resources to monitarily make up for the money borrowed. And eventually, I think the banks will essentially tell the government to "f**k off". Why? Because just like any other business, the banks are owned by people. Banks make their money by issuing interest. When payments aren't made in return, the banks don't make their money back, and eventually, they'll have to start cutting employees and/or salaries. That'll be the "f**k off" point. So, what will happen then? You tell me. I'm sure there are many people on here that are for more knowledgeable than I regarding Kensian economics and our nation's political system. So, please, by all means, share with me what you feel will happen with our economy in the future.