As if you had not noticed, things are steadily declining all over.
Stepping out on the proverbial precipice, I have found that the mood of my fellow suburbanites runs anywhere from delusional optimism to doomer cynicism. I prefer, myself, to be somewhere in between the two.
This is something I have been tracking for a long, long time. It is of course obvious that the value of your currency (the USD) has been on the decline for several decades. The above post with associated charts puts just how much into a pretty, visual perspective. Now, we can debate whether that is to protect Wall Street an greater Manhattan ad nausea, but at the core fellow citizens, it means that bag of Cheetos at your local Publix is going up in price and down in size.