Would anyone care to share their point of view on the "doom loop" phenomenon? I have many friends in LA and, for years now, they have been really angry about homeless encampments. Not only can they not kick someone off their lawn for setting up a tent home, they cannot disconnect them if they plug in an extension cord for power. It's brutal. Canada is going the same way, although it doesn't seem to be so far along. Is the "doom loop" over-hyped, like everything else? Is it real? Is this the final phase of the decline of the American empire? Care to share a perspective?