Simon Johnson, ex-Chief Economist of the IMF, wrote an excellent analysis, back in May 2009, "The Quiet Coup". It went by and large unreported. He stated: "(…) recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform". Readers of this blog are strongly recommended to read it.
Mr Johnson simply confirms what readers of this blog have known all along from its first article "The largest heist in history". "The financial oligarchy" controls the taxpayers in the same way as loan sharks control their "customers" (or rather victims).
Additionally, this blog, "Financial crisis? It’s a pyramid, stupid", presents technical workings of "the financial oligarchy" set-up and shows that it is a criminal enterprise even within the existing law frameworks in the civilised countries. Yet nothing is done about it. "The financial oligarchy" rules.