It is within corporate boardrooms your fate and future is decided and sealed.
The myth of democracy is shored up by the concept of voting for a political entity who (ostensibly) will represent your best interests and work diligently crafting legislation supposedly used to protect and ensure the constituents well-being. If this were in any way shape or form effective... our world would be pleasant, predictable, safe and desirable for all inhabitants, yet it is not, in fact anecdotal and literal evidence demonstrates quite the opposite.
How can this be?
Our world has become a literal death trap for humanity and life in general, hardly a glowing testament to the notion of responsible governance influenced by the will and desires of the population. Real-world result demonstrates the futility of this "democratic" notion. Constituent well-being and welfare are routinely ignored and disregarded in favor of the preferences of the true "Force majeure" - Corporate Interests.
Collectively, we are the victims of so-called corporate driven "progress".
Progress implies "improvement" but when the result is regressive one can hardly claim progress. What we have in fact is a "Progress trap", the condition societies find themselves in when human ingenuity, in pursuing progress, inadvertently introduces problems that it does not have the resources to solve, preventing further progress or inciting social collapse.
Frankly--we are victims of corporate greed furthered by irresponsible governance, this is just a fact.
The bi-products and aftermath of twisted "progress" has reduced our planet to an almost uninhabitable cesspit of noxious toxic wastes, seeded and salted with the implementation of untold wanton, reckless, ill-advised "technology" which is certain to fail, collapse and leach its deadly payload into the landscape as reality makes itself known.
This is not a hypothetical proposition, it is demonstrated almost daily as under-engineered facilities meltdown, spill, explode, radiate and re-enter--adding their deadly unintended consequence to the debilitating layers.
Gradually, over the past century Corporations have systemically usurped the protective governance systems becoming super-parasites living with impunity within the body of society, this became possible through corporate consolidation, a process of larger corporations absorbing smaller corporations until only a handful of super controlling interests command control of the planet, governance is simply overwhelmed by such force.
Intuitively, many have suspected this to be so for a while and have earned the label of "conspiracy theorist" for their effort.
People who protest this "insanity" are labeled "Luddite" or worse, they are discredited and accused of being anti-progress. I am sure most of us applaud "progress"... unfortunately much of what is put forward as progress--simply isn't...
Be that as it may, we have confirmation now, that corporations are indeed the tail which wags the dog.
It’s true, bankers really do control the world: study
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, also known as ETH, have published a paper that argues just 147 companies account for a large chunk of the total economic value of all the transnational companies around the world.
Among the top 50 corporations, 45 operate within the financial industry. Barclays PLC is the most powerful, according to the ETH study, followed by such well-known names as JPMorgan Chase & Co., UBS AG, and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
The research shows “a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions,” authors Stefania Vitali, James Glattfelder and Stefano Battiston wrote in their study entitled: The network of global corporate control.
“This core can be seen as an economic 'super-entity' that raises new important issues both for researchers and policy makers.”
While the authors note that many in the worlds of academia and the media already believe the world’s economy is run by a small number of companies, there was no actual data to back it up. So they set out to study the elaborate ownership structures of 43,060 transnational companies, eventually uncovering more than one million ownership ties within that network.
The authors believe this level of control among a small number of players has a significant impact on the world’s economic health. The 147 companies in the “core” control 40 per cent of the total economic value of all transnational corporations.
“The top ranked actors hold a control ten times bigger than what could be expected based on their wealth,” the authors noted.
The intense interconnection and concentration of power weakens market competition as players form blocs, according to the study.Such blocs prevail... you, your vote, politics and politicians are irrelevant.
Is this good or bad?... let "result" be your guide in discernment.
Meanwhile we pretend "politics" has relevance and continue to perpetrate the myth of "democratic" principle.