L’oligarchie à son meilleur

Un carnet sur l’oligarchie.

1.      Une étude du Crédit Suisse a déterminé que 0.5 % population contrôlent plus de 35 % de la richesse du monde.

The global wealth pyramid

2.      Si ça vous tente d’écouter l’orligarchie à son meilleure, Deception Inc, vous raconte à quel point que certains groupes d’intérêts contrôle l’économie mondiale.

Le peuple du simple bétail pour satisfaire leurs gros egos.

Cœur fragile s’abstenir !

3.      De plus, vous avez une étude ‘The network of global corporate control’ publiée par ‘Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich’ démontrant que les multinationales (« transnational corporations » or TNCs) forment une structure de nœud-papillon géante, et qu’une grande part du contrôle est drainée vers un cœur tissé serré d’institutions financières.

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Deception Inc

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Extrait de: The network of global corporate control, Stefania Vitali1, James B. Glattfelder1, and Stefano Battiston1, Chair of Systems Design, ETH Zurich, Kreuzplatz 5, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland.


The structure of the control network of transnational corporations affects global market competition and financial stability. So far, only small national samples were studied and there was no appropriate methodology to assess control globally. We present the first investigation of the architecture of the international ownership network, along with the computation of the control held by each global player. We find that transnational corporations form a giant bow-tie structure and that a large portion of control flows to a small tightly-knit core of financial institutions.

This core can be seen as an economic “super-entity” that raises new important issues both for researchers and policy makers.


A common intuition among scholars and in the media sees the global economy as being dominated by a handful of powerful transnational corporations (TNCs). However, this has not been confirmed or rejected with explicit numbers. A quantitative investigation is not a trivial task because firms may exert control over other firms via a web of direct and indirect ownership relations which extends over many countries.

Oligarchie a network topology

Top Control-Holders Ranking

This is the first time a ranking of economic actors by global control is presented. Notice that

many actors belong to the financial sector (NACE codes starting with 65,66,67) and many of the names are well-known global players. The interest of this ranking is not that it exposes unsuspected powerful players. Instead, it shows that many of the top actors belong to the core.

This means that they do not carry out their business in isolation but, on the contrary, they are tied together in an extremely entangled web of control. This finding is extremely important since there was no prior economic theory or empirical evidence regarding whether and how top players are connected.

Top Control-Holders Ranking