Sometimes humor is better at explaining economic concepts than wonkish theory. Below is an interesting video regarding quantitative easing. Although it may place too much blame on companies like Goldman Sachs, it does a pretty good job describing the the corruption and absurdity that takes place with monetary policy in the United States.
While it is argued that the Federal Reserve must be entirely separate from politics in order to utilize independent judgment for its policy, often conflicts of interest appear to play a role nevertheless.
Enjoy and take this video below with a grain of salt.