I recall a few years ago, a prophetic article in Time Magazine about how the US Government had no way of avoiding bankruptcy, and the whole capitalist system was slowly dying. I thought it was a bit far fetched, but with all that has happened over the last 6 months or so, I am not so sure. I will try to find it, and post it another time. To keep your appetite quenched for now here are a couple of articles on the state of Capitalism.