I came across this excellent analysis, Rich against Poor by Douglas Rushkoff.
“But I think what the US current regime exposes through its policies and actions is a much less complex and more typical struggle: rich against poor. The Bush regime’s economic, environmental, and military adventures can all be understood quite easily as the maintenance of the short-term interests of the wealthy over the long-term interests of the poor.”
Really worth reading! Go check it out.
Update! – Oops, the link is fixed now.