The three part series titled "Financial Tsunami", by James Engdahl is the best analysis of the current world economic situation that I have come across: Engdahl says, "The worst financial crisis in US history is just now appearing in its real dimension. It spells the end of New York’s reign as the globally dominant financial power, the heart of the power of the American Century. It is a shift whose true significance has not yet been appreciated. It soon will be."
Financial Tsunami - Part 1
FInancial Tsunami -Part 2
Financial Tsunami - Part 3
I also reccomend a piece called "Has capitalism passed its peak?" from Richard Moore. Moore wrote the book "Escaping the Matrix-How We the People Can Change the World". His analyis is highly interesting.