I didn't intend for this to be a political discussion but...
The more I think about it, I believe I've hit on something big here. Consider the Supreme Court's recent ruling that, effectively, Corporations are people, and add to that the shrinking middle class, large scale layoffs, internationalism, currency destruction, and many other things. Consider this. Assume you had a population of 100 people, and 1 person ran a corporation. In a democracy, there would be a max of 100 votes and the majority would get their will. Now, if the 1 person's corporation gets a vote, now you have 101 votes, so if you had 50 people voting YES, and 50 people voting NO, then the corporation becomes the tie breaker and the 1 person running the corp gets his way. But that's not good enough. Now consider that the corporation actually gets more than 1 vote, because the bill that was just passed championed the concept of "vote your shares", which means, the number of shares = the number of votes you have. And 50 people have shares in the company, with the largest block owned by the 1 person who runs the company. Now the other 50 people have effectively no say so what-so-ever in the laws that are created, or removed (which rarely happens).
See how that works? Guess what? That's exactly what is going on in America today. This recent ruling by the Supreme Court is just the first step. Once corporations can get enough control over the government, they can enact any laws they want, against the will of the people. What do you think will happen next?
I don't know what to call it, Fascism, Oligarchy, Corporism, Polyarchy? Whatever it is, it ain't Democracy. George Orwell never saw this coming.
The original goal of the concept of Corporation was to shield the owners from personal liability. If the company made a product that was dangerous and someone got hurt, the owners of the corporation would not be held responsible, personally. The corporation would be, however. But the elites of America have decided that that is not good enough. They want more power, and part of the plan to get that power is to eliminate the middle class.
The American system has always worked because every person had some hope of moving up the pyramid, that is every civilization, and becoming wealthy. This concept is under direct attack by the wealthy elites today. They don't want anybody moving up. In fact, they want the entire middle class moving down.
Today's middle class will become the MOralists, mentioned before. The Corporations and Criminals already exist, and the Governments will become superfluous and powerless. The poor will simply be devoured by the Morlocks. Such is our fate.