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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:02 AM
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Out of 37 million compaines 147 companies control 40% of total wealth. Banks? Why YES!
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354.500-reve...

... 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. Then they constructed a model of which companies controlled others through shareholding networks, coupled with each company's operating revenues, to map the structure of economic power.

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.

When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a "super-entity" of 147 even more tightly knit companies - all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity - that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network. "In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network," says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:18 AM
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1. The Rec.s are much appreciated. But here's a kick too.
n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:24 AM
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2. A rec and a KICK from me
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:33 AM
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3. How much of that money is their money and not the customers?
Edited on Fri Oct-21-11 08:33 AM by LiberalFighter
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:42 AM
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4. Unusual and disturbing analysis of the consolidation of wealth. Top 25...
1. Barclays plc
2. Capital Group Companies Inc
3. FMR Corporation
4. AXA
5. State Street Corporation
6. JP Morgan Chase & Co
7. Legal & General Group plc
8. Vanguard Group Inc
9. UBS AG
10. Merrill Lynch & Co Inc
11. Wellington Management Co LLP
12. Deutsche Bank AG
13. Franklin Resources Inc
14. Credit Suisse Group
15. Walton Enterprises LLC
16. Bank of New York Mellon Corp
17. Natixis
18. Goldman Sachs Group Inc
19. T Rowe Price Group Inc
20. Legg Mason Inc
21. Morgan Stanley
22. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
23. Northern Trust Corporation
24. Socit Gnrale
25. Bank of America Corporation
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 11:31 AM
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5. The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest. ... Albert Einstein
That is probably where most of the banks got their power.
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nilram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 01:32 PM
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6. Now it would be interesting to look at the boards of directors
and see how many sit on each others boards. And the names of people who own controlling interests.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 01:37 PM
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7. Corporations and Globalization = Facism
that is why the WORLD is in a Global Depression
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