Globalization’s Game of Thrones- Part II: Managing the Wealth of the World’s Dynasties

Whoever wins this ‘Game of Thrones,’ the people lose In part I of this series (“Globalization’s Game of Thrones”) I examined the concept of corporate and financial dynasties holding significant power in the modern world. In this, part 2 of the series, I examine the realities of the ‘wealth management’ industry in being responsible for […]

Globalization’s ‘Game of Thrones’, Part 1: Dynastic Power in the Modern World

The stories, players & structures of the world’s dominant dynasties Think of any period in human history when empires and imperialism were common features of society, whether from ancient Egypt, Rome, China, to the Ottomans and the rise of the European and Japanese empires. There is an institution that – with few exceptions – was […]

Global Power Project, Part 4: Banking on Influence with JPMorgan Chase

Meet the Elites at the Biggest & Most Connected Bank In May, JPMorgan Chase was listed as the largest bank in the world with assets at roughly $4 trillion — some $1.53 trillion of it in derivatives. This was reported a month after the announcement that the bank had posted a record first-quarter profit of […]

Global Power Project- Part 3: The Influence of Individuals & Family Dynasties

“Dynastic power was and remains largely wielded in the corporate and financial sectors.” Dynastic power, embedded in the institution of “family,” has been with humanity for as long as empire: ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, the European empires and beyond. With the rise of capitalism, finance and corporations, formal political dynasties became less relevant to […]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 41

Empire, Economics, and Dynastic Power Looking at the world today, we see a situation of great turmoil and challenge: a global economic crisis getting deeper and more severe, manifested as a class war against the population waged by the powerful; we see increased moves toward war in the Middle East, against Syria and Iran; a […]