Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world

This is what Global Capitalism looks like:

The work, to be published in PloS One, revealed a core of 1318 companies with interlocking ownerships (see image). Each of the 1318 had ties to two or more other companies, and on average they were connected to 20. What’s more, although they represented 20 per cent of global operating revenues, the 1318 appeared to collectively own through their shares the majority of the world’s large blue chip and manufacturing firms – the “real” economy – representing a further 60 per cent of global revenues.

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world – physics-math – 19 October 2011 – New Scientist

 

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