"I ran across Dmitry Orlov's book, Reinventing Collapse, in which he compares present day America to Soviet Russia prior to its…collapse.
"Orlov outlines five stages of collapse, and where the U.S. along the way:
"Financial Collapse. Already in motion.
"Commercial Collapse. Just started.
"Political Collapse (a loss of faith in ideology). First part is over (the recent election in the US). Second part is going to be nasty.
"Social Collapse. Potentially the end state or stable equilibrium point for most of the world. Everyone against everyone with points awarded by the global marketplace.
"Cultural Collapse. Full meltdown. Global market breaks."