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Could dwindling resources instigate a socioeconomic war across America?

Aren’t there studies about what happens when rats run out of water, or food, or space – and turn on their fellow rats? What if that were to happen in the United States, the land of plenty? Could we be looking at a breakdown of everyday social services? Author Thomas Byrne Edsall poses these questions and investigates the answers in his book, “The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics.