2009 is just around the corner. Rioting and arson by Muslims has broken out in Sweden again.
The year will begin with massive lay-offs, as consumption dwindles. As inventories pile up, production lines will be shut down. Defaults on credit cards and mortgages will accelerate by March.
Initially, Obama will set off a flurry of hope, but this will prove too little too late by summer. As people get hungry and desperate, civil unrest will rise around the globe. Sweden will be a template for immigrant violence.
Next winter will be harsh for the unemployed and homeless. Currency will either be in short supply or devalued by inflation.
In a vaccum of power, self-defence by individuals will be necessary.