“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system for, if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” ~ Henry Ford
That’s not what it looks like at all.
The circus depicted is the petty cash of the stock market.
The big money comes from owning a computer that makes thousands of trades per second and only catches losses on two or three of them. Millions of dollars a minute.
The computers drive the stock market.
With their own profit motive.
The worst part is the people gambling with the supercomputers.