The US has become the economic equivalent of a raging crackhead who regularly shows up to the local strip mall, sticks his gun in the clerk's face, and walks off with a ton of stuff on credit while leaving a stack of IOUs in his wake, promising to pay for his purchases at a later date. The crackhead doesn't actually produce anything (except borderline-illegible IOUs), yet the stores have all tacitly agreed to respect his IOUs because if they don't he won't just shoot up the one store, he'll shoot up the whole strip mall, and surely it's easier to just keep him happy - after all, he's got a high credit score, and surely he'll pay everyone back at some future date.
Humanity is hurrying toward an ignominious end; it's like our leaders are finally waking up to what a mess they've made of things and knowing they can't fix it within our lifetimes have just opted to nuke the whole species and get it over with in the hope they can avoid having their names go down in the history books as the parties responsible for this heinous mess.
February 1: Blame the victim; sue the planet
February 2: Bitchin' in the kitchen; predator/prey harmony
February 4: Redefining 'small business'; thinking with the small head
February 5: How fake is your socialism; lying like a rug for fun & profit; modern-day slavery; extreme failure