I think George is flat wrong, there is no grand conspiracy. People of every area of society get away with as much as they can. It is up to the other members of society to push back appropriately and hold the line, to defend their interests. Those who don't, allow the other areas to over-extend their influence.
So while the video below is a entertaining watch, it is a twist of reality. The reason why the system is allowed to be perverted, is right in the mirror. But it is easier to play the victim card than to do something about it.
For more about current corruption, watch this video series.