TPTB. In case there is a question what people I am referring to when I use the term "the power's that be", here is one: Jamie Dimon CEO of JP Morgan Chase. Jamie has had a hand in every major banking scandal of the last decade. This article tell about all the fines that the bank has paid for some of their illegal activities but where is the prosecution on felony charges for Jamie and his buddies. Little wheel Bernie Madoff went to jail but big wheel Jamie Dimon still keeps on wheelin' and dealin'. In the not too distant future the whole scam that is the world's financial system is going to crumble down around our ears and the little man will be bust but the big guys will be off on some island with their vaults full of gold and silver.
Take a look of what these guys get away with. If you or I attempted to pull off any one of these scams we would be in prison for a long time.