For some extraordinary reason Chris thinks that this is a "crisis of capitalism"
Capitalism is not as stable and self-sustaining as it seems. It needs the state to step in sometimes to protect it.On the contrary, we are seeing a crisis of socialism. The entire monetary system is the creation of politics with money being produced out of thin air. A capitalist monetary system would be based on real assets and not on a witch's brew of paper and bytes. Just because many of the beneficiaries of the fiat monetary system are rich and powerful doesn't make it capitalist. As always, the poor suffer most from socialism and its inevitable breakdowns.