Zombies shuffling across the landscape, dogs baying and running from the zombies. People huddled behind barricades, shooting zombies with an ever diminishing supply of ammunition. One shot per zombie and save the last for yourself. No - Columbia is not quite that bad but it's getting close. It has become reminiscent of the abandoned towns of the Wild West with tumbleweed blowing down long abandoned streets.
Dukes of Hazard.
The economists might not think there's a recession, viewing the figures and the human misery through rose-tinted glasses but the reality on the streets is very different. This is just Columbia, South Carolina. Other cities and towns in other states tell pretty much the same sad story.