The housing market was in a slump until recently when the biggest mortgage financiers reported recorded losses and the market when from a slump to a flaming shit spiral. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae; yes that is the name of the two largest governmentally backed mortgage companies, are actually worth negative money. That means that if you sold everything they own off and fired everyone you'd still owe their creditors 5.8 billion dollars.
This along with the energy fucking nightmare ( crisis not being sufficient) suggests that the US is facing not just troubled times but a depression so massive that the the Great One we had 80 years ago will seem reasonable.
Greed and corruption plus short sighted good intentions and incompetent fumble fingered leadership is going to jettison our grand country into 3rd world status ripe for take over. Buy guns, ammo, and food folks. We are in for a heck of a ride. Especially if a majority of Americans don't have skills that are independent on technology.
I'm glad I know how to raise and butcher animals. I need to learn some basic farming.
This would be the entropy side of being a discordian. The part that involves laughing as the system breaks down. Giggling as the law and order freaks watch the tatters of their civilization shred themselves because of mismanagement and abuse. Playing while everyone who can't change and adapt cries "why me" and doesn't do anything. Smiling a mirthless self-satisfied smile as balance reassert itself. We are coming to a time when we have to change, adapt and overcome our ignorances and pride.