John Robb delivers a report from 2025 detailing how the US government has become completely privatized.
The goal of this brief is to get people thinking about the future in a way that helps them make decisions today.
In such a world, nationhood as we know it will have vanished. There would be increasing numbers of citystates, and no central authority as exists now. Access to goods, medical care, etc., even more than now, would be restricted to those with money, with obvious class tensions and revolts by the underclass.
Given the obvious competing interests between the various corporate entities involved, could such a scenario actually hold together for long? And how could there be a sense that it was an actual nation? With no real center, could it even hold together?