When you read about the sheer magnitude of decay in America coupled with the knowledge of how much the wars against nothing are costing per month, is it childish to assume that this work ain't never gonna get done?
Jared Diamond is of course, completely full of crap. Yet, amongst the catalogue of stolen ideas and ruthless plagiarism that characterizes his work, he has pointed out a critical feature in the history of collapsing empires ... when it rains, it pours. One day it's just swell, the next there are so many problems in a cascading wave of miscarriages that one would have to be mad to believe that anything could possibly be done to reverse the rising tide of appalling failure at every point that counts within and without the civilization in question.
Vault-Co does not believe the infrastructure of America will undergo any substantial restoration or repair before the third world war levels that nation down to bedrock. Put this prediction up on the big board and we'll see if this one comes true in time.