Will contemporary Americans know how to cope with poverty and homelessness? . We have been in a war for almost 8 years now, and most Americans hardly notice. . We were duped by greedy banks and realtors to buy houses much too big for our incomes. . We maxed out our credit cards and took out all sorts of loans for everything from vacations to student loans. . We hardly noticed while politicians and financial wizards picked our pockets. . Now I wonder if we will notice as it is all taken away? . What's in your wallet?