I think I've read about 8 books on this topic alone in the last year. Mainly so I could better understand it instead of just a hillbilly understanding of "them" causing it. I feel like I understand it all pretty well now. The end result being that I've basically come to the conclusion that the banks own it all. The banks own governments. Not just paying off people, but they own them. If we ever tried to break them apart and do away with centralized banking the hurt would be so severe and costly everyone would bail early and give up on it.
Have you read "Flash Boys" ? If not I highly recommend it, it is something I thought you would probably enjoy while I was reading it. It's not too long either and has a pretty good story along with the facts.http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Boys-Michael-Lewis/dp/0393244660/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415497328&sr=8-1&keywords=flash+boys
The same guy wrote "The Blind Side" and "Moneyball"
Matt Taibbi, whom this article involves, wrote a book called "The Divide" which is also exemplary work.