My wonderfully prescient and perhaps brilliant French writer and astrologer friend, Suzanne White, writes this:
On the eve of the G20 conference, let us reflect on the quote below and hope that the leaders in London will be doing likewise.
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, if by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
—Thomas Jefferson (Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin, year 1802