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.
Stephan Salisbury is cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a TomDispatch regular. His most recent book is Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland.