My boss in my last job used to say, "It's the age of capital."
In fact, I think he erred a bit. It has been, for about a generation, The Age of Debt.
But now, the wheels have come off that Age, and we have a new era ahead of us. Here's the best article I've found so far on the subject...
Until we address the issue of debt, I don't think we can get past this economic malaise. The challenge is that, much like cancer, debt is fatal if left undiagnosed and untreated, or if a well-meaning hack uses Keynesian homeopathy to treat a maglignant tumor.