As it happens, I'm actually quite keen on 'it' happening
The recent consumerist binge proved once again, if ever it were needed, that selling and buying useless shit doesn't make people happy and fucks up their environment and other people in its production
So, if this system does break down I don't think we'll be losing very much in the long run
And, more importantly, we really could do with some decent music (and cinema - I saw Ironman last night - how shit was that!?)
Vapid, superficial, self-indulgent times make for vapid, superficial, self-indulgent tunes
So, I was delighted to discover, via a Youtube link someone sent me, that ska warriors The Specials have apparently reformed in anticipation of the impending Global Economic Apocalypse...
though their line up appears to have changed a little since their glory days back in 1979...