Do you remember comments about the"hollow-ing out" of the US and North American economies?  At the time my mind was elsewhere so I didn't pay enough attention to that until the linked article brought that back to me as a cricket bat to the head... It also was entirely predicted if we had been paying attention to things like this:

"Why was this permitted to happen? Well besides the obvious intention to induce “a controlled disintegration of the economy” as Volcker so coldly stated, the idea was always to create the conditions described by the late Maurice Strong (sociopath and Rothschild cut-out extraordinaire) in 1992 when he rhetorically asked:

     “What if a small group of world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment. Will they do it? The group’s conclusion is ‘no’. The rich countries won’t do it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”

And due to the US's subservient puppet behaviour to the directives of the Empire/Oligarchy for which sociopaths like Strong and Kissinger and others work, the rumoured reset is the realisation that we are "done".... 

...but not necessarily to the point of returning to the feudal agricultural Medieval world with all of us indentured serfs that the Empire wants to happen... but it is getting close unless we can count on strong leaders like Trump. Putin, and Xi (yes, the machinations you are seeing are those of his underlings which are tools of the Empire that is trying to oust him as they are Trump, IMHO) to help guide us back to building the nations back and halt the disintegration that we allowed successive Empire Puppets, like #44 and the one in Canada these days, to do to us and our countries.