Further to my point: Are the "disinterested officers of the Government" so "disinterested"? No. Their jobs require an interest in exercising power. They have an "interest" in playing dictator of the dollar. It makes them feel good. And they're unelected. The Fed, together with the 16th Amendment, are the two worst things that passed under Wilson's tenure and which he encouraged and approved. He should be blasted in American history texts as just as bad a president as FDR and Obama. They all agreed that Americans should live for reasons other than their own, that they're servants of the state.