Yves Smith sends us over to a good talk given by Steve Keen on the international financial architecture.
Take some time to watch it. You'll learn something.
You may also want to check out Keen's well regarded book: Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?
I haven't read it (but if you buy it via that link you can help me afford to buy it as Amazon gives me a percentage).
If you'd like to skip reading it yourself you can help me buy it so I can learn a few things to pass along to you: donate here.