We can all thank our rigged centralized banking system for that.
It's just so crazy... The "federal" reserve really isn't federal at all, it's actually a private bank (try looking it up in the New York phone book, it's not in the government section, but the private section). Man, our ancestors really got sucked into that one...
So if the federal reserve was 100% under the guise of the federal government, do you really think it would do its job any better?
Irrelevant, it has nothing to do with how well it "does its job."
Do a little research into the Federal Reserve and its history. You'll actually find out it hasn't been around all that long...
Thomas Jefferson once declared, "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Did Jefferson have a crystal ball when he spoke these words? A private bank has taken control over our nation's money supply (created in 1913, interesting enough not too long before the first stock market crash), and you're witnessing the horror right before your eyes...
During a recession or depression, money doesn't disappear, it's simply shifted. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. In our case, it's going to be the eventual destruction of the middle class.