America cannot have it both ways: expect consumer demand to pick up and have the wealth in this country concentrated in the top 10% of the population.
What has gone wrong did not start in 2008. It started decades ago when the government instituted the first "don't ask, don't tell" policy; don't ask if free markets are being overtaken by oligopolies and don't tell that they are.
Demand in the future cannot be fueled by debt. It needs to be fueled by a fairer distribution of income. Enforcing anti-tust laws against oligopolies will do this.