Since the banking system is in turmoil, I was reminded of a book that Loral pointed out to me: The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve. I found a Google video from the author about the book here and here is a summary with videos. Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of Georgia where all the multi-millionaires used to hang out. It is where the Federal Reserve System was created by J. P. Morgan, William Rockefeller and their associates. Interesting read.