The Four Companies That Control the 147 Companies That Own Everything
2011 brought forward a study of a Swiss study about corporate control. I post the image. Here is the Forbes article. I have looked for a more recent follow on in vain. There likely has been one. I easily could miss it. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brendancoffey/2011/10/26/the-four-companies-that-control-the-147-companies-that-own-everything/?sh=3537d33d685b
However 2011 is very important for another reason: the end of Capitalism due to greed and control.
In a Department of Homeland Security Senate hearing in April 2012 on ‘Biological Security: The Risk of Dual-Use Research’, Dr Anthony Fauci admitted that the National Institute of Health partnered with the Department of Defense on controversial dual-use research projects. Dual-use research, of which gain-of-function research is a kind, can involve examining the ability to manipulate natural viruses to become more transmissible or possibly even a bioweapon.
In March 2019, we published an ominous special report, entitled: Why the global growth model is broken. In it, we explained a troubling phenomenon: productivity growth in the world economy had stalled in 2011 and started to decline.
The total factor productivity, or TFP, presented in the figure above measures the share of GDP growth that cannot be accounted for by capital investment (in equipment and machinery) and the quantity and the improved quality of the labor force (skills and training). Effectively, TFP is the “unexplained” element of economic growth.
Solow Model of Economic Growth (1956) first suggested that one can find the value of TFP by collecting data from observed factors for capital, labor, and economic growth, and then, by applying some basic statistical estimation techniques to the growth model, calculate TFP, or “Solow Residual” as the remainder. It was also discovered that a large part of GDP growth was explained by technological innovations rather than purely by capital and labor, which the “residual” or TFP represented (see, e.g., our blog for more info).
Crony Capitalism crashed like Humpty Dumpty in 2011. Predatory funds swooped in to goal seek profitability. In August of 2012-Demonocracy created a great infographic detailing the exposure of the nine banks with the largest exposure to derivatives. Combined, these nine banks are exposed to $228.72 trillion in derivatives, a shockingly high number. Big eh? 11 years later-
The derivatives market is, in a word, gigantic—often estimated at over $1 quadrillion on the high end. How can that be? Largely because there are numerous derivatives in existence, available on virtually every possible type of investment asset, including equities, commodities, bonds, and currency. Some market analysts even place the size of the market at more than 10 times that of the total world gross domestic product (GDP).
What is a Crony Capitalist network expected to do except manipulate States to bail them out? And how best can this be accomplished without Plebian Resistance? Climate Change first, Corona Virus second, and nuclear War real or simulated. Already the mis-leaders demand we suffer as much as necessary until the Ukraine and indeed Russia herself is engorged in the stomach of Phynance.
Technoracy is a thruway. A Roman road engineered to conquer. If injections kill millions slowly the biological data is invaluable. Any idea can be injected as well.
Your wealth makes men richer than they were until these rich shed the body and become life in the Cloud integrated with biological "Avatars" who simulate the human.
Then in a century this Brave New World encompasses all creation until the least slug is manufactured by Monsanto.