About 100 years ago the U.S. brought back the unconstitutional central bank (aka Fed Reserve) then about 1934 removed gold from backing the dollar internally (depositing the confiscated gold into the Exchange Stabilization Fund* under the exclusive control of the Treasurer) and in 1971 externally; all the while increasing taxes, laws & regs on U.S. manufacturers. As the negative balance of trade was increasing because of competition from Japan with electronics and cars causing decreasing U.S. manufacturing, the Fed Reserve played an increasing role in government borrowing. So it's no wonder most all of the manufacturing of U.S. consumer goods is now done in such places as China where very low taxes, wages & few laws & regs are imposed on manufacturers. Without a sufficient manufacturing base to provide the present standard of living without borrowing, with a huge amount of dollars in foreign hands via the ESF, with such a huge government deficit, and with money that is not backed with anything; what is the solution?
* Re the ESF, see
http://www.thedailybell.com/3343/Fearfully-the-US-Treasurys-Secret-100-Year-Old-Fund-and-Its-Dark-History-Has-Been-Exposed and http://www.marketskeptics.com/2011/06/the-esf-and-its-history.html
UPDATE: For a more encompassing version than mine, see http://www.thedailybell.com/3498/What-Recovery