The wealth that was lost in the crash of 2008 never actually existed. That's why the crash fundamentally doesn't matter.
The U.S. isn't recovering from the bust, it's recovering from the boom. Fear-mongers and ponzi-schemers joined forces to distract a nation for a debilitating decade.
Remember the Black Friday financial panic of 1869? Happened the same year the Transcontinental Railroad was completed. Which do we remember? There's a reason.
There is no Left. There is no Right. There's backward, and there's forward. That's it.
There is not a single institution more than a decade old in the United States of America that is not ready to be repurposed.