The Tortoise and the Hare
Then there are our markets and economies themselves. As I've frequently detailed, our hollowed-out economies are totally starved for working capital. These horribly anemic economies are experiencing the worst revenue crisis in their entire history, with the consequence being that they are all about to collapse under the weight of their massive debts.
We can demonstrate this hollowing out very easily by simply looking at how the bankers have managed to totally distort capital flows in the markets of the global economy. First we have the global economy, which totals somewhere in the area of $65 trillion in size. Then we have the bankers' private, rigged casino, which they call "the derivatives market".
Its size? Somewhere in excess of 20 times the size of the global economy. We're not sure exactly how much in excess of 20 times that size because the bankers have become defensive about their obscene mountain of crooked bets. So they drastically changed how the size of their casino was "defined."
Let me repeat this basic fact since it is one to which the Average Joe is totally oblivious: The total amount of bets on the global economy exceed the total size of the global economy by a factor of more than 20. Put another way, more than 90% of all the "capital" in capitalism is now devoted to gambling on the global economy, while less than 10% is devoted to fueling the global economy.
Can readers now see how/why our economies are totally hollowed out? Can readers now see how/why our revenue-starved economies can no longer even fund basic services our parents took for granted?
What is the "solution" advocated by the fraud-peddlers? "Austerity." Take even more money out of the real economy, and then funnel it to the banking crime syndicate (in the form of subsidized 0% "loans"), so they can increase the ratio of their gambling still further.