Some people are waking up, but that's still in the fear stage, but what will they do about it? Only few have the attitude to take on risk and challenge to rebuild and recreate, but we've now gotten a society and political environment that thwarts that. I'm young enough for the challenge, bu old enough to realize that we might be facing a decades long battle - people (certainly politicians and many citizens), just don't get it. Talk to a 20-something about supply/demand or history. The answer you get is, 'change, man. Change!' Show empirical evidence on welfare, minimum wage or rent control and they are bewildered and think you are lying. This is far deeper than the manufacturing base, this is epic shift in knowledge is eating our country from the inside like a cancer. Osama bin Laden wishes he could have devised something so insidious.