In short, everything the central planners have tried has failed to bring widespread prosperity and has instead concentrated it dangerously at the top. Whether by coincidence or conspiracy, every possible escape hatch for 99.5% of the people has been welded shut. We are all captives in a dysfunctional system of money, run by a few for the few, and it is headed for complete disaster.
To understand why, in all its terrible and fascinating glory, we need look no further than Japan.via Hang The Bankers
Do read the rest, perhaps with Joy Division's Control playing in the background:
And she showed up all the errors and mistakes,And said I've lost control again.But she expressed herself in many different ways,Until she lost control again.And walked upon the edge of no escape,And laughed I've lost control.She's lost control again.She's lost control.She's lost control again.She's lost control.