Uhhh, not completely. The dysfunction in the US economy is a result of a lot of things, some of which have been in motion for several decades. The continued advance of automation, combined with better and better tools and ways of doing things (e.g. construction) means that one person can do the work of several persons not too many years ago. As one example, AT&T has through automation and simply leaving behind certain businesses managed to eliminate 90% of its early-1970s workforce. But nobody anywhere was paying attention while this was happening. Combine that with an education system and a mass-media empire that has removed the ability of at least two generations to be able to imagine and then reason from imagination to reality, and.