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The fiat US-dollar not being backed by any hard commodity value gave government the opportunity to takeover the domestic and International market place wealth of all others for the last fifty years by perpetual printing of those dollars as the entire populations productivity value was drained through the use; conversion; and taxing of those dollars.
Government now owns it all (equity; stock market; debt market; insurance; banking; etc.) by investment. Read through my site CAFR1.com
The game though in the last fifty years has transitioned into an international game "outside" of the dollar. So, to control the World economy a new strangle-hold needed to be created that encompassed all currencies; commodities; or anything of value. The answer: Derivatives!