The United States' financial system is broken for all but a few at the top -- that much is plain. But given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it's hard to pin down why.
"You name it, we are buying it," says NYPD Chief Bill Bratton as city purchases $7.5 million in military-style gear.
Victoria Collier is communications director of the National Election Defense Coalition, and the Justice Action Mobilization Network. She is the author of "How to Rig an Election," published in Harper's Magazine.