Concerning economics in the United States today, the hierarchy begins with the top tier of self-proclaimed elites, those in central and high level banking, those in the large corporate world, those at the top of the 'healthcare' pyramid, and those controlling monetary and economic policy above the level of government, including the class running the large tax exempt foundations. While government is below this level, it is nonetheless responsible for the economic carnage because it is the initiator and enforcer of policies meant to enrich the few at the top at the expense of the many. This could never be more evident than it is today.
This country has gone through hell this year due to policies put into place to combat what has been called a deadly 'pandemic.' Considering our history, and current numbers of total death, this 'pandemic' has proved to be a fraud.