I see that gonzo journalist Matt Taibbi has a new piece about the "gradual takeover of the government by a small class of connected insiders, who used money to control elections, buy influence and systematically weaken financial regulations." Taibbi's case study is the now-famous AIG. Of course, the piece was released during a week in which the House passed a retroactive 90% tax on bonuses, which might not be the best evidence that the company has the government completely cowed.
Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian.