A US collapse is now a certainty this year 2011 or the next 2012. It is implausible that this would drag on for another presidential term. That implies I would demand of EU of my local government clear and unambiguous action to prepare for a range of US collapse scenarios.
Let’s at the first start with a trans-European debate. The U.S. is lost, it will disintegrate and there is nothing that can be done about it. The EU must isolate itself from the effects of this catastrophe as surely as a quarantine.