Dr. Allan Carlson and many others have made an excellent case our collapse is due more to the Industrial Revolution than any other cause. I highly recommend People of the Abyss by Jack London to see the extreme effects of the Industrial Revolution in England. Carlson recommends government policy changes in favor of the family. I just don’t see this happening from the top-down since all the financial incentives are against it. Rather, we must figure this out how to recover household economies and governance on our own. Since it is God’s design, we can pray for God’s help and get it. More and more, I am convinced that the moribund Wesphalian nation-state system in general and the United States – its chief enforcer – in particular are against family and for international bankers and corporate entities that skim off wealth for the elite. The Peace of Westphalia was a great solution to the 30 Years’ War, but solutions of the past are the problems of the future. 1648 was about 372 years ago. Every epoch of history has a beginning, a middle, and an end. I think it’s time for this one to end.