Think you are walking on a treadmill that is accelerating in speed? Well, before long, you will need to master the skill of running on a tightrope, as the margins narrow and the cord tightens. Falling off the high wire, means plunging a long way onto a hard surface. If you survive the drop, it would be a miracle. At best, you might expect to be a cripple. Those prospects seem all too real for many Americans. Today, the economic future resembles the example of an emerging third world country, more than the dominate cradle of wealth creation. Primitive developing societies seems to be gaining energy, while our mature economy is losing steam. Is this a coincidence or are results just conforming to a well thought out plan?