Out-of-control banks and collapsing market bubbles are the proximate causes of the 2008 economic crisis, but there is a long history of capitalist instability that led up to it.
Donald Trump's United States doesn't await his presidency. It's already laid out before us, and it's being realized every single day along the US-Mexico border.
Mike Ludwig is an investigative reporter at Truthout and a contributor to the Truthout anthology, Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Follow him on Twitter: @ludwig_mike.