Treat yourself to [some good ‘ol speculative fiction from the one and only Bruce Sterling][link] from a future where the economy tanked for good, the elites went MIA or to jail, and America has become one big favela:
>And boy, do I ever miss them. No more billboards, no more chain stores, no big-box Chinese depots and no neon fried-food shacks. It’s become another world, as in “another world is possible,” and we’re stuck in there. It’s very possible, very real, and it’s very smelly. There are constant power blackouts.
[link]: http://shareable.net/blog/the-exterminators-want-ad “Shareable: The Exterminator’s Want-Ad”