Their summary list:
- People aren't good at stocking up for the future.
- The economy still doesn't employ women to their full potential.
- America could be the Iron Bank, but does it want to?
- The Fed is the realm's quiet protector.
It's worth reading the whole post, not least of which because it quotes Ryan Decker quoting me.
I remain puzzled about the lack of savings for winter in Westeros. Sure, your food stores might make you more attractive to raiders, but I still can't see why there weren't better advances in food preservation technology - which also helps your own armies come winter.
It's not winter per se that I think the U.S should worry about, but the White Walkers. In other words, regular business cycle recessions are not our greatest threat, but looming and ignored long-term threats. In our case, I think coming demographic challenges are our white walkers. The political parties battle over who sits in the Iron Throne, but the dangers of a quickly aging population and high dependency ratio march towards us.