These next two presentations from Richard D. Wolff ~ Professor of Economics Emeritus from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst ~ lucidly and powerfully lays out the arc of history over the last thirty-plus years for how we arrived at a society with such massive concentrations of power, wealth and corruption. You will not get a more hard-hitting and eye-opening presentation on the topic than presented here.
Capitalism Hits the Fan | Dec 2009
Opposition to Paying for Capitalism's Crisis | April 2011
P.S. If you enjoyed these videos then I also recommend tuning into Professor Wolff's amazing weekly radio program Economic Update on WBAI New York.