This is just pre-empting the lessons of the 1930s depression and one of the big features capital flight…Both Hoover and FDR went on a major taxation bender in the 1930s and the National Socialists came to power in Germany, so anyone with wealth that could afford to, moved it to Switzerland so the governments could not confiscate it.
The 1934 banking actin Switzerland introduced banking secrecy to shield these tax refugees, also the currency crisis of 1931 when European currencies were falling like dominoes, capital started moving so fast the governments could not keep up. In a parallel to todays G20 meetings, an international economics conference was held in London, June 1933 to discuss the depression, and the roots of central government control to resolve a crisis backed up by adaptions of the theories of Marx and Keynes took root, the crisis was never resolved until world war II eliminated most of the main protagonists (FDR, Hitler, Churchill) and the defeated countries started again from scratch, those that kept their dictators (Stalin, Franco, Mao) continued to languish in the doldrums until the end of the 70s/80s when those regimes were overturned.
To come back to the present crisis, what you are seeing is the collapse of socialism, you may not see it yet but the governments of the USA, Germany and France are moving aggressively to shut down offshore accounts (a lot of which are British protectorates). They would not do this unless they needed the money, see my signature.
Governments are getting more hostile, watch the clampdowns on internet freedom and emergency shutdown powers, re-running the Lisbon treaty and the use of state resources to target Declan Ganley, (whether you agree with his stance of not, he is now classed by the political powers as an enemy of the state). They know full well that they are being questioned and that an uprising will eventually over throw them (e.g. In 1986, French university students used a forerunner to the internet called minitel to co-ordinate protests). This is certain, history always repeats, it will probably be a collapse like Russia, but who will rise up? I have no idea yet, but, I do know the basis of the welfare state is hollow and their efforts to prop it up will only make the situation worse especially when it becomes too obvious those at the top are looting the coffers, they will be kicked out. In that regard the period 2011- 2015 will see the next leg of the crisis as the depression continues, leading eventually to the resource wars of the late 201x period as the race to mop up the remains of the American empire climaxes.