Here's an excellent interview between two level-headed men, which cogently explains what has gone wrong in the global economy over the last few decades:
I don't agree with one thing though: that the Central Banks are out of bullets and are backed into a corner. I think they know exactly where they want to go - which is to crash the system (having obtained all of the assets) and go back to a type of gold-standard (having acquired all of the gold) whilst getting rid of a lot of the useless eaters.
Ta-Dah!! Job done.