Here's a man-in-the-street interview where Watters gets a little bit better response on Independence Day questions than Mark Dice, but not much. Most people today apparently are not so smart as a 1950s 5th grader.
With the current news from Athens and Beijing, and world oil markets, I'm going to re-read the first few chapters of this book:
While Vickers' diagnosis of the problem seems to be sound, he falls way short on suggesting a post-crash strategy. The wild card, of course, is when the crash will occur.