Debt. We've got plenty these days, personally and as a country. Did you know that in 1834 America's debt was reduced to only $38,000? True story.
Then President Andrew Jackson accomplished this by sanctioning a real estate frenzy based on the sale of land stolen from Native Americans in the southeast. Around 100,000 of them were forcibly removed and 4,000 died on the Trail of Tears.
It's not Native Americans being ejected these days, it's foreclosed on homeowners, but the song remains the same. As Yogi Berra famously said, "It's déjà vu, all over again." Our 21st Century Trail of Tears leads to rental units, sleeping in cars, and minimum wage jobs during retirement years.