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Who Runs the World ? – Network Analysis Reveals ‘Super Entity’ of Global Corporate Control

Who Runs the World ? – Network Analysis Reveals ‘Super Entity’ of Global Corporate Control
Business Published on August 28th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi In the first such analysis ever conducted, Swiss economic researchers have conducted a global network analysis of the most powerful transnational corporations (TNCs). Their results have revealed a core of 737 firms with control of 80% of this network, and a “super entity” comprised of 147 corporations that have a controlling interest in 40% of the network’s TNCs. Strongly Connected Component (SCC); layout of the SCC (1318 nodes and 12,191 links). [Note to the reader: see the very end of this article for a ranking of the top 50 'control holders'] When we hear conspiracy theorist talk about this or that powerful group (or alliance of said groups) “pulling strings” behind the scenes, we tend to dismiss or minimize such claims, even though, deep down, we may suspect that there’s some degree of truth to it, however distorted by the theorists’ slightly paranoid perception of the world. Two generalized characteristics were identified: Related:  gabaliniEconomics

German Defence League © What to Do When Corporations Rule the World What to Do When Corporations Rule the World An interview with David C. Korten by Sarah Ruth van Gelder A few jaws dropped among the young activists at a training camp outside Seattle where preparations for the WTO blockade were in high gear. The man who had just joined the circle looked like he might be on his way to a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. But the young activists soon learned that David Korten is a leading critic of corporate globalization. David Korten didn’t always hold these views. Gradually, he found that the US development model was benefitting US corporations, not those it purported to serve. I have been privileged to be a colleague of David’s for some years. Sarah: When the first edition of When Corporations Rule the World came out, you were one of very few voices questioning the global power of corporations and international finance institutions. David: Corporate power has become even more concentrated and rapacious. David: These alliances are built on a deep foundation.

To Serve and Protect — the State - Wendy McElroy Last month, an international rights tribunal slapped America across the face through a showcase ruling that has no legal force. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights found that Jessica Lenahan could sue the Castle Rock, Colorado, police department for its refusal in 1999 to enforce a restraining order against her estranged husband. The American courts had dismissed her case. The tribunal's finding has reignited the discussion of a decades-old tragedy. But the issue is being cast as an expose of America's domestic-violence policies. It is more accurately an example of the extreme disconnect between the public and the police when it comes to preventing violence. The tribunal's ruling reveals a common confusion about the purpose of law enforcement in America. Where did this near-schizophrenic view of law enforcement come from? Back Story on the Case The case wended its way up to the US Supreme Court. Thus, the heart of Castle Rock v. What, Then, Is the Purpose of the Police?

The Corporate 1%: 147 Companies Control 40% of World Economy | HyperVocal By HVpolitics October 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm One of the things the Occupy Wall Street movement is protesting, or trying to raise awareness about, is the concentration of wealth and power among financial institutions. What good is democracy if the only voices being heard belong to a small slice of trans-national corporations? New analysis by a trio of complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich has determined that 147 companies, mainly banks, control the bulk of the world’s economy. The data set was taken from 2007, so it’s possible even less companies are in play, since the information they were working with pre-dated the 2008 economic collapse. New Scientist breaks down the trio’s methodology: From Orbis 2007, a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide, they pulled out all 43,060 TNCs and the share ownerships linking them. That just seems lazy. Hit the next page to see the top 50 companies based on this analysis… Pages: 1 2

The Covert Origins of World War III – US Special Operations Forces To Be Deployed In 120 Countries By Nick Turse Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done… for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now. After a U.S. Last year, Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reported that U.S. The Rise of the Military’s Secret Military Born of a failed 1980 raid to rescue American hostages in Iran, in which eight U.S. service members died, U.S. One of its key components is the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, a clandestine sub-command whose primary mission is tracking and killing suspected terrorists. Growth Industry While Olson made reference to only 51 countries of top concern to SOCOM, Col. Special Operations Command won’t disclose exactly which countries its forces operate in.

The Battle for Your Mind: Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public By Dick Sutphen Authoritarian followers Mind Control Subliminals By Dick Sutphen Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion The Three Brain Phases How Revivalist Preachers Work Voice Roll Technique Six Conversion Techniques 1. keeping agreements 2.physical and mental fatigue 3. increase the tension 4. Uncertainty. 5. Jargon 6. Summary of Contents The Birth of Conversion/Brainwashing in Christian Revivalism in 1735. I'm Dick Sutphen and this tape is a studio-recorded, expanded version of a talk I delivered at the World Congress of Professional Hypnotists Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although I've been interviewed about the subject on many local and regional radio and TV talk shows, large-scale mass communication appears to be blocked, since it could result in suspicion or investigation of the very media presenting it or the sponsors that support the media. Everything I will relate only exposes the surface of the problem. In talking about this subject, I am talking about my own business. Alright.

Study finds capitalist network of companies runs the world [with list] | ZME Science A recent study conducted by researchers from Zurich found that a ‘super entity’ of 147 companies controls 40% of the entire corporate network. As protests against unbalanced financial power sweep from Wall Street to the rest of the world, an analysis of over 43.000 transnational corporations found that a relatively small group of companies (mainly banks) have a totally disproportionate power over global economy. The work is quite controversial, as some assumptions were made in order to complete the study – and these assumptions were challenged by some. However, most complex system analysts claim that the work is a remarkable effort to untangle control in the global economyş taking the study one step further could lead to finding ways of improving capitalism. The idea that a few groups of banks control the global economy is not new to many, but for the first time, this study has moved from ideology to identifying this network of power. “Such structures are common in nature,” says Sugihara.

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A Tightly Knit Network of Companies Runs the World Economy, Says Network Analysis A small, tightly woven network of companies, mostly banks, wields disproportionate control over the global economy, according to a new study. To the thousands of protesters swept up in the global Occupy movement, it may seem like a case of science confirming the obvious. It's based on a few extrapolations and assumptions that are open to debate, but the overall findings shed some light on the intimate ways 21st century capitalism works — and how those functions can undermine the entire system. A trio of systems theorists at ETH Zurich examined the world's 43,060 transnational corporations and studied their share ownerships, searching for commonalities that tie the companies together. They worked with techniques used to study complex systems in nature to construct a model of which companies controlled which other companies, and through which networks. They add that domestic anti-trade strictures prevent the core from acting as some kind of cash cartel. [via New Scientist]

Big Brother knows all about my bunion op - and the fish pie I ate after it: How one woman found out about the intimate information held about her By Claudia Joseph Updated: 14:42 GMT, 14 August 2011 It was a perfectly ordinary summer’s day. On July 29 last year, Angela Lay, a performance management officer at Maldon Council in Essex, got up early and drove the two-and- a-half miles from her home in Heybridge Basin to go shopping in Maldon. She left Tesco at 6.03am, having spent £126.80 on food and earned 60 points on her reward card, returned home and unloaded the silver Renault Megane diesel car she had bought four years earlier. She then caught the train from Witham to London, paying £23 for her ticket from London Eastern. By 12.04pm she was in Covent Garden, where she withdrew £30 from HSBC, money from the widow’s pension paid that day into her bank account. Information overload: Databases contain a staggering amount of detail about Angela Lay's life Afterwards she went shopping, spending £73.95 at H&M in Regent Street and £48.60 at Hamleys. She got a second pair free on a special offer. Or, worse, stolen.

Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets BILL RYAN (BR): This is Bill Ryan here from Project Camelot and Project Avalon. Klaus is going to be doing an audio commentary on one of his extremely special, unusual, and fascinating slide shows about the artifacts and the various phenomena that he has been researching, discovering, investigating personally all over the world relating to what I think you could legitimately call The Hidden History of the Human Race. KLAUS DONA (KD): That's a very good summary, yes. BR: [laughs] So I'm going to step back here, and what follows now, just kick back and enjoy this slide presentation. What are we looking at here ? Ancient World Maps Ecuador Even the next one, [right, above] you can see how this statue is sitting. Bolivia Colombia Guinea, West Africa

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