it could be as this writer speculates, and if you read all the way thru i suspect you'll come to agree with him about how the central banks control much more than you might imagine;
The concept of using the economy as a weapon is not an alien one to
most people. Generally, we understand the nature of feudalism and how
various groups can be herded onto centralized plantations to be
exploited for their labor. Some people see this as a consequence of
“capitalism,” and others see it as an extension of socialism/communism.
Sadly, many people wrongly assume that one is a solution to the other —
meaning they think that crony capitalism is a solution to communist
centralization or that communism is a solution to the corruption of
crony capitalism. The reality is that this is just another false
What is most disturbing is that the majority of the public have no
grasp whatsoever of the true solution to the problem of corrupt or
totalitarian economies: free markets.
Free markets have not existed within the global economy on a large
scale for at least the past 100 years. The rise of central banking has
eroded all vestiges of freedom in production and trade. Crony capitalism
with its focus on corporate power and monopoly has nothing to do with
free markets, despite the arguments of rather naive socialists who blame
“free markets” for the problems of the world. If you ever hear anyone
making this claim, I suggest you remind them that corporations and their
advantages are a creation of governments.
The protections of corporate personhood, limited liability, unfair
taxation of small business competition and legislation shielding
corporations from civil lawsuits are all generated by government.
Therefore, corporations and crony capitalism are much more a product of
socialist-style systems, not free markets. In a true free market devoid
of constant government interference and favoritism, corporations could
not exist and would be obliterated over time by the competitive
environment. And without limited liability, business moguls that violate
the rule of law and harm others would be subject to personal
prosecution and jail time instead of simply paying a fine. The
cost/benefit ratio for corrupt business would disappear and thus corrupt
businesses would flounder.......http://patriotrising.com/the-psychological-warfare-behind-economic-collapse/