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Transnational corporations

The 1,318 transnational corporations that form the core of the economy; superconnected companies are red, very connected companies are yellow; dot size represents revenue.

Credit: PLoS One

As protests against financial power sweep the world, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.

From New Scientist
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