What Will America Become?

Sharon Astyk responds to an anonymous commenter who argues the American quality of life isn't good enough to warrant living here, even if you are American:

Honestly, the biggest reason for me that we don't go is simply this - I'm curious to see how things play out here. ... In response to the collapse of our system, I see the emergence of a shadow food system, and the nascent beginnings of a shadow economy and a shadow health care system. I'm genuinely and deeply curious about what will happen - will America repress its shadow system? Or will the shadow emerge from the shadows and become normative? I don't know, but I think the future is interesting here.