The system is broken, Wall Street and Government are inter changeable. The greed of Wall street is the pot of Gold all Government officials and Regulators strive for. To get your shot at the prize, you have to play ball. Step out of line, pack your bags, your fired.
As Economist Michael Hudson says “Europe, America and Japan draw their economic managers from the ranks of professionals sliding back and forth between the banks and finance ministries – what the Japanese call “descent from heaven” to the private sector where worldly rewards are greatest. It is not merely delayed payment for past service. Their government experience and contacts helps them influence the remaining public bureaucracy and lobby their equally opportunistic replacements to promote pro-financial fiscal and monetary policies – that is, to handcuff government and deter regulation and taxation of the financial sector and its real estate and monopoly clients, and to use the government’s taxing and money-creating power to provide bailouts when the inevitable financial collapse occurs as the economy shrinks below break-even levels into negative equity territory”.
It will not end until the World Awakens and that will not happen until crisis meets necessity.