It's called: The new Empire of Debt, by William Bonner and Addison Wiggin.
"They are the richest people on the planet, but they have come to rely on the savings of the poorest people just to pay their bills. They routinely spend more than they make--and think they can continue doing so indefinitely. They go deeper and deeper in debt, believing they will never have to settle up. They buy houses and then mortgage them out---room by room, until they have almost nothing left. They invade foreign countries in belief that they are spreading freedom and democracy, and depend on lending from Communist China to pay for it."
That's a quote from only the got damned introduction!
"If you deny that the United States is now an empire, you are as big a fool as we were. For a very long time we resisted the concept. We thought it was a political choice. We liked the old republic of Jefferson, Washington, the U.S. Constitution..... the humble nation of hard money and soft heads; we didn't want to give up. We thought that if the United States acted as though it were an empire it was making an error.
What morons we were. We missed the point completely. It didn't matter what we wanted. There was no more choice in the matter than a caterpillar has a choice about whether to become a butterfly.
This was an important insight for us. Until then, all the blustering and slapstick pratfalls on stage seemed like "mistakes." Why would the United States run such huge trade deficits, we wondered. It was obviously a bad idea, the nation was ruining itself. And why would it launch an invasion of Iraq or begin a war on terror----both of which were almost certain to be costly blunders. It was as if the United States wanted to destroy itself--first by bankrupting it's economy, and second by creating enemies all over the globe. Then, we realized, that of course, that is exactly what it must do."
You hear people complain all the time about the government but how many of us actually read up on what's going on in the world? How many of us have any useful insight to add to the national debate if we even had one??!! Well here's your chance, if your an American, and you love your country READ THIS BOOK! Twice!
If your not an American but live in this America dominated world you need to read this book... twice!