The country’s future is bleak.
It is going dark, in part because of a government-imposed blackout, and it’s not just because of the election.
The country has had enough of the economic stagnation that is driving up prices and leaving it with the most impoverished population in the world.
But it also has the most dangerous economic outlook.
And, increasingly, the only way to make sure that the country stays on its path is to keep the lights on.
This story is part of a series about the economic challenges facing the United States.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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