Until age 39 Rick raised a family on Long Island and sold IBM computers and managed a software firm. After graduating from Nova Law School at age 41, Rick started a career in patent law and ran for US Congress in South Florida for the G.O.P. as “the idea man.” While writing over 1000 issued patents including his own Star Wars U.S. Pat No. 8,757,552, Rick studied piles of economics books .Rick’s conclusion at age 71 is that Western Capitalism is a failed political system, one that is headed for a revolt like that of the French and American revolutions against Aristocratic Dictatorships.Rick and his artist,Rob Birt, have created a cartoon illustrated rise and fall of the American Dream. The final chapter is written on Mars in the year 2065, after America loses World War Three to China.