Separate only in name, the top 1,318 companies in the world own each other, creating a consolidated front on the global economy.
In the autumn of 2011 an already legendary study by a number of Swiss scientists revealed that a small number of banks controlled a decisive stake in the globe’s economy. The idea that the banks are a cartel and that this cartel controls the economy is now a scientifically quantified matter of record.
The study, called ‘the Network of Global Corporate Control’ was done by Stefania Vitali, James B. Glattfelder, and Stefano Battiston, in Zurich, Switzerland. The method was datamining the Orbis Marketing Database 2007, with data on more than 30 million economic actors (companies and investors) worldwide, including asset positions.
The study was published in the New Scientist, a highly respected outlet of mainstream science.
The results were interesting, although basically predictable.
It transpires that there are about 43,000 companies that are Transnational according to…
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