The problem here is that the godless are in control of the world economy. There have been ideas raised that even in America, there could ultimately be enough civil unrest caused by the bad economic trend to call for Marshall law suspension of elections. The group protesting on Wall Street would give some credence to this, but--and this is big--its not the TEA Party conservatives who are protesting. Reading the signs and hearing the chants, its the "end capitalism" socialists and anarchists who are taking to the streets. Its almost as if the socialists in charge, the godless humanists, are encouraging their own to protest to create crisis and turmoil. There is nothing new under the sun.
Prophetically speaking, these are the events that must happen according to the scriptures. Revelation 6:5,6 describes the Black horse, one of the four horses of the Apocalypse, as creating economic crisis. The rider of the Black horse had "a pair of of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny and three measures of barley for a penny..." Eventually, the antichrist rises to power in Revelation 13:17 "that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." By nature, nations do not agree to submit to one another unless they are forced to do so. Worldwide debt and recession might create that atmosphere of crisis