I call them the MasterPuppeteers. The very small group of people that in secrecy control the whole economy from behind the scenes. They control the largest monopolies. They constantly strengthen those monopolies with laws and regulations that they have created by corrupt burocrats and politicians. They have "bought" and paid for these polititions and burocrats through lobbyists that are in the Puppeteers' employ. Through lobbyists, they bribe corrupt politicians and burocrats at all levels of government (Federal, State, County, City) to introduce and pass laws and regulations that benefit their monopolies. These are the one tenth of a percent most criminal people in each country. They rob the economies at every level of jurisdiction. In the United States the Master Puppeteers skim the economy for at least 3.5 trillion dollars per year at the expense of "We the People" that they steal from via taxes, permits and other shenanigans.
We do not want to eliminate these bad people, we only want to reduce the amount they steal from us every year by reducing their power over the economy. The reason why we do not want to eliminate these puppeters is that we would just create a vacuum that quickly would be filled with new puppeteers. Throughout all recorded history the economies of all countries and empires have been ruled from behind the scenes by these Master Puppeteers. They were the ones who selected the Pharaohs and the rulers in Mesopotamia, India, China and the Roman Empire and every other government in every country in the World. They currently control the economies of every Country and are expanding and strengthening their control of the economies at every level of government and they do this in complete anonymity by placing by them carefully selected politicians in governing positions. These politicians will do exactly as told by the Puppeteers or else they will be replaced by others that tow the line. The Puppeteers only need to "buy" about 30% of the elected officials in each governing body to get all the laws and regulations they want introduced and enacted. These laws and regulations strengthen the economic control of the monopolies they own in special interest industries and service companies.
There is not much we can do about their creaming off of the economies every year, because it is all done legally via all the laws and regulations they have created with the help of the puppet politicians they "bought" with bribes and did put in power. About 70% of the politicians in governing bodies they did not "buy" because those 70% did not test out to be sufficiently corrupt to be very useful for them. The politicians that do not follow their directives or are working against their aims are purged from the governing bodies in various different ways including threatening their family members or even physically harming the non-cooperating politicians themselves.
That all sounds like a crazy bunch of conspiracy theories, but unfortunately it is the reality. The people who want to identify the small group of people that are the "Master Puppeteers" with the aim to remove them, are totally wasting their time and effort. It is not important to know who these bad apples are to reduce their influence over the economy. It is only important to reduce their power over the economy and to identify the means with which they gain their power over the economy. The only way to reduce their power over the economy is by reducing or eliminating the ways in which they gain their power.
So the main effort for "We The People" should be to identify the ways and means in which the "Master Puppeteers" are establishing their power over the economy and to systematically and constantly reducing the methods and means by which they gain their power. It should be a constant ongoing effort because they will constantly work hard on new methods to gain power. It is the same reason why we need constant efforts of policing to lower the incidence of criminals enriching themselves at the expense of the whole population. It is not important to "eliminate" the criminals because new criminals will soon take their place. The criminals should be kept within limits of theft and from threatening their victims if these do not comply with their wishes.