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.
Michael Levitin is an editor at the Occupied Wall Street Journal and Occupy.com. His freelance work has appeared in Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times and other publications.