"I was opposed to George W. Bush's presidency from the very start. I have always known he was no conservative, and that he bore no allegiance to the Constitution he once described as nothing but 'a goddamned piece of paper.' ... With yesterday's announcement of the fifth and largest bailout to take place this year, the Bush administration has shown itself to be easily the most left wing since FDR was ensconced upon the Cherry Blossom Throne. ... The reality is that the American financial system is not a free market, and it is not even remotely capitalist. It is actually a parasitical system, in which the financial elite prey upon the capitalists by virtue of having purchased political approval for their predation. ... The global economy concept should be the next to fall. Although they don't realize it yet, Americans are facing their most important nexus since the Civil War", my emphasis, Vox Day (VD) at World Net Daily, 22 September 2008, the link: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=75866.
Book suggestion, Crisis and Leviathan by RH, 1987. RH says plenty.
Yes, VD, that's what our financiers are, parasites, not capitalists. Vladimir Nuri makes similar points, see my 14 June 2008 post, http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/06/most-wonderful-paper.html.