Overflight, 6

“There is a transnational ruling class, a "Superclass", that agrees on establishing a world government. The middle class is targeted for elimination … The goal of the Superclass is not to lose their wealth and power to a transnational middle class, but rather to extinguish the notion of a middle class, and transnationalize a lower, uneducated, labor oriented class, through which they will secure ultimate wealth and power. The global economic crisis serves these ends, as whatever remaining wealth the middle class holds is in the process of being eliminated, and as the crisis progresses, the middle classes of the world will suffer, while a great percentage of lower classes of the world, poverty−stricken even prior to the crisis, will suffer the greatest, most probably leading to a massive reduction in population levels, particularly in the "underdeveloped" or "Third World" states."”
Andrew Gavin Marshall, The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century, as quoted in howtheworldreallyworks.info

“The global inequality crisis is reaching new extremes. The richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Power and privilege is being used to skew the economic system to increase the gap between the richest and the rest.”
oxfam.org, briefing paper: An Economy for the 1%, 18 January 2016

“Follow the money, follow the power.”
Marco Saba, O la Banca o la Vita (Your Bank or your Life, author’s note)

“During the past two centuries when the peoples of the world were gradually winning their political freedom from the dynastic monarchies, the major banking families of Europe and America were actually reversing the trend by setting up new dynasties of political control through the formation of international financial combines… these banking dynasties had learned that all governments must have sources of revenue from which to borrow in times of emergency. They had also learned that by providing such funds from their own private resources, they could make both kings and democratic leaders tremendously subservient to their will.”
Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, as quoted in howtheworldreallyworks.info