A glass already half empty
The big issue in the next 30 years, both here and around the country, will not be deficits or bailouts or stimulus packages or even war, though it may well cause more than one.
The issue will be water, and the Great Lakes, especially Lake Michigan, will be the bullseye on the target at which the water-starved will be pointing.
The world is not overflowing with potable water. We are currently witnessing, in Haiti, what happens when clean drinking water disappears.
But it isnt just Third World countries on the brink. Some areas of the United States are already looking at a half-full glass. The starting point is the so-called Dust States New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, west Texas and southern California all of which are in the process of creating water crises or have such crises already in full bloom.