This study of the decline of the middle class and the failure of upward mobility in the US is worth watching.
"If at the start this cancerous growth in the nation was not particularly noticeable, it was only because there were still enough forces at work that operated for the good, so that it was kept under control. As it grew larger, however, and finally in an ultimate spurt of growth attained ruling power, the tumor broke open, as it were, and infected the whole body." Die Weiße Rose, 2nd Leaflet, Munich, 1942
The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustainable recovery.