Following the financial crises of 2008, the response by the United States government was to bailout the banks with trillions of tax payer dollars while the tax payers were left with foreclosures. The international bankers in control of the United States government ultimately punished the citizens even though the bankers themselves were the cause of the crises.
Following the Icelandic financial crises of 2008 where the banks defaulted on $85 billion dollars, Iceland took an entirely different approach: the bankers and politicians responsible were arrested and a new national currency was issued.
Below is an excellent video with Cent Uygur briefly explaining this and the positive effect it had on the economy, and people, of Iceland.
Perhaps we in the United States can learn a thing or two from the Icelanders…