It's always interesting looking back 10 years.....I think one of the contradictions of capitalism is the contradiction of capital itself. Using money to make more money can only ever steal its worth from the labor that went into it. Either what is currently happening where workers are not paid what they are worth or where workers are paid what their worth but a need for profit generates inflation through rising prices effectively still stealing value from the worker, merely doing it after the fact by devaluing the money through price increases. This contradiction can only lead to two outcomes -. a money funnel to the rich, or massive inflation where confidence is eventually lost in the currency itself. Huge boondoggles like healthcare and military/security spending are an x factor of course. Pushing $23 trillion https://www.usdebtclock.org/ It can't make sense for such a small group of individuals to keep so much while leaving the rest of us by and large in debt.