I believe the failure of the economy is planned, but for another reason. The global corporatists care nothing about our country. In fact, the American middle class who built our prosperity are now just an irritant to them. The global race to the bottom is designed to hollow out the middle class, so we can be subjugated for ever greater corporate profits. When everyone is starving, we will be much easier to control. This corporate feudalism is the ultimate goal of the conservative/libertarian movement, which we have been sold for the past 30 years. First, they gained control of government by telling us government is bad. Once in power, they destroyed the government, dismantled labor protections, deregulated everything, and removed the trade barriers which had protected our economy for 200 years.
The US economy is being destroyed for the specific purpose of turning our country into a banana republic.
"Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem."- Ronald Reagan