The best explanation I have heard for the recent economic crash has come from Peter Schiff, investment adviser and Senate candidate in Connecticut. I will have to look back at his videos on YouTube to find it and to be certain I duplicate it.
In Mr. Schiff’s explanation it started in the late 1990’s with the Internet crash, then the housing boom and then the crash started in late 2007. That’s regarding the immediate economic crash. However, the real problem starts much earlier. Ron Paul puts it on the Federal Reserve, which was created in 1913. Certainly the Federal Reserve has a lot to do with the situation we are in today. But the real cause lies even earlier.
I put it back in the early Renaissance with the creation of the banking system. Before the Renaissance the last viable economic system the Western world saw was in the Roman Empire under Caesar. More later.