What do America's elites think the masses will do when few if any of the majority can afford those things needed for survival. Maybe they'll lock themselves in their underground bunkers and live the remainder of their lives in isolation. Maybe the masses will declare imminent domain in their properties and resources. Maybe the blowback will resemble past revolutions.
I don't know when the elite will commit that final straw to the burden they place on the rest of us everyday,. In my opinion, the masses should have been incentivized to do something after 2008, here we are again. Banks are failing, jobs are disappearing, homes are losing value yet the rich are getting richer, and liberty is being eroded daily.
While life may be easier than it ever has been in the past, it is trending back towards the past instead of moving forward. It is devolving towards a neo-feudalism instead towards a more equitable post-Capitalism economic system.
The end of the American Empire is growing near, as did the end of all empires throughout history. A more civil and fair system of just and economy could have mitigates this decline, postponed it or helped transition it to something more stable and sustainable. Instead, we're moving towards one of two ways: peacefully, which the elite seem to want to avoid at all cost or violently which given their proclivity for war seems to be the route they see as the more profitable.
In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.
In "Solutions...", provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they chose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those they care for.