I have thought a great deal on the topic since economy has been in the air:
What are our needs?
(basics; food, shelter, clothing; spiritual fulfillment)
(Can the quality of the basics improve the latter?)
we are a country filled with junk- junk that does not decompose easily (long lasting junk)
we have made our structure upon junk
there is no real need of the junk and the structure is collapsing
In collapse there is a clearing- a time for reflection, cleaning-
What are the things that matter?
What is it that we truly value?
And in case of a thing, what quality does it have?