The ship's sinking
Published 25/09/2011 | 05:00
Sir -- In the end small business and its workers have slowly disappeared, driven down by ever-increasing taxes to pay for ever-increasing national debt.
Some of them who remain have become plot farmers like the smallholders of yore, trying to maintain self-sufficiency against the ever increasing threat of robbery and violence.
Marauding gangs roam the deserted streets. Government and law enforcement is almost non-existent.