10/01/2010 02:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Preventing A Third World America: How YOU Can Stop America's Decline

There's not much the typical American can do about sky-high unemployment, the massive national debt, or a flat-lining economy. But you're far from powerless. Here are 12 things ordinary folks can do to help position themselves, and America, for a comeback.

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