Yikes. Today Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate, worried in his NY Times column about the United States sinking into another Great Depression.

Here are some other recent articles/blog posts suggesting coming economic ruin.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/113198-this-great-depression-is-just-getting-started

http://www.prisonplanet.com/renowned-economist-mikhail-khazin-us-will-soon-face-second-great-depression.html

Until recently the message from economists in the media was that it was unlikely that we would fall into another great depression.

http://www.economist.com/finance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12852043

Here are some interesting articles on the Great Depression, historically.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression

From Hale Stewart:

Part 1: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/12/31/73320/435/904/678462

Part 2: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hale-stewart/the-great-depression-pt-i_b_154730.html

Part 3: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hale-stewart/the-great-depression-pt-i_b_155181.html