Dmitri Orlov has written about systemic collapse, and the stages of that collapse. Today there is a post at his blog about the state of affairs in Michigan.
Why post this? This could be Rogers Park in the future if we don't have alternatives. If you happened to gloss over the first link, go back and re-read it and remember it was posted in February 2008. Dmitri asserts we are in Stage 1 with Stages 2 and 3 underway. Is he smoking dope or is he on the mark?