Problems like the economic crisis require skills and structures that are in woefully short supply. I like the solutions put forward by this analyst. But my heart sank when I began to think about their likely dismissal by demoralized people in the center/left and demonizing, pie-in-the-sky critiques from the right. Who will fight to shift the debate? Because the way things are going, we need some someones with courage, training and vision who can withstand the smear machine to dig in for the long haul. The saddest thing? Things probably will have to get much, much worse before there is a consensus to do something meaningful enough, bold enough to effect real change. The suffering that this will entail is mind blowing. At one time, middle class looked at places like Watts that never recovered from the 1960s riots and essentially said, tsk, tsk. Now the fading big box stores will bring deindustrialization and disinvestment to their doorsteps. Then what?