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Posts tagged with Transnational Capitalist Class

Visualizing The Transnational Capitalist Class

January 23, 2013 by and tagged , , ,

Via Nathan Yau (who did write the book on visualization and has a great website to go along with it), this very interesting and interactive visualization of the world’s billionaires: Billionaires 2013 from SocProf on Vimeo. Here are a few static images. The rankings: The bar charts: The ranking shifts over one year: The plots: [...]

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The Sociopathic Transnational Capitalist Class

April 2, 2012 by and tagged , , , , , , ,

I have blogged pretty extensively on what I have called the New Sociopathy (see here) referring to the lack of empathy from the wealthy (and wealthier) towards the less fortunate. That theme has been since more discussed as a study came out pretty much validating the idea that wealth makes one less compassionate and less [...]

Posted in Economy, Poverty, Power, Precarization, Public Policy, Social Inequalities, Social Psychology, Social Stratification, Structural Violence, Transnational Capitalist Class | No Comments »

The Visual Du Jour – The Davos Class

February 13, 2012 by and tagged , , ,

Via Resources Research, this great visual from the Transnational Institute, a perfect illustration of corporate power: The Davos Class is an expression coined by Susan George: “‘All for ourselves and nothing for other people” seems in every age of the world to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind,’i wrote Adam Smith [...]

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The Transnational Capitalist Class: Now Ruling a Country Near You… Or It Will Soon

November 15, 2011 by and tagged , , , ,

And Goldman Sachs is its favorite organization from which to extend its power. Case in point: three former GS men now rule the European Central Bank, Italy and Greece: “Qu’ont en commun Mario Draghi, Mario Monti et Lucas Papadémos ? Le nouveau président de la Banque centrale européenne, le président désigné du conseil italien et [...]

Posted in Global Governance, Globalization, Transnational Capitalist Class, Transnational State | 2 Comments »

Global Class Warfare: It’s ON

February 19, 2011 by and tagged , , , , , , , ,

One would have to be living in a cave to not notice that things are grumbling: protest movements in the Middle East, where Tunisia and Egypt were the spark that also lit things up in other MENA countries. But there are also protests in the UK against tax-dodging corporations and in the US against union-busting [...]

Posted in Corporatism, Globalization, Ideologies, Labor, Power, Precarization, Public Policy, Social Inequalities, Social Movements, Social Stratification, Transnational Capitalist Class | No Comments »

The Cloud Minders Demand More Pain

January 28, 2011 by and tagged , ,

I offer this as evidence: “Amid great secrecy, about 200 of America’s wealthiest and most powerful individuals from the worlds of finance, big business and rightwing politics are expected to come together on Sunday in the sun-drenched California desert near Palm Springs for what has been billed as a gathering of the billionaires. They will [...]

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The Triumph of The Transnational Capitalist Class

July 6, 2010 by and tagged , , ,

This is where it is useful to recall Leslie Sklair’s notion that the transnational capitalist class has a political component, not just a corporate one. It ensures that global governance works the way the TCC wants it, at least that is Jean Gadrey’s point on his blog. As Gadrey bluntly states, for the very rich, [...]

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Light Blogging – The Obscene Wealth List

March 10, 2010 by and tagged , ,

The transnational capitalist class, immune to economic shocks: The World’s Billionaires – Forbes.com via kwout Awww… The Forbes 400 – Forbes.com via kwout

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Social Reproduction of The Elites

August 30, 2009 by and tagged , , , ,

American meritocracy = myth: It’s time to embrace American royalty – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com via kwout Having the right name opens doors and gives access irrespective (and sometimes in spite of) merit and qualification. This is not exactly something new. It is classical social reproduction of class position and privileges. But, as I have [...]

Posted in Global Governance, Globalization, Social Disadvantages, Social Inequalities, Social Privilege, Social Stratification, Transnational Capitalist Class, Transnational State | No Comments »

Consolidating The Transnational State

July 6, 2009 by and tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Consider this: William I. Robinson (2004), A Theory of Global Capitalism – Production, Class and State in a Transnational World , Baltimore (MD): Johns Hopkins University Press. "Governments are undertaking restructuring and serve the needs of transnational capital not simply because they are ‘powerless’ om the face of globalization, as the ‘weak state’ thesis would [...]

Posted in Corporatism, Economy, Global Governance, Globalization, Politics, Public Policy, Social Structure, Transnational Capitalist Class, Transnational State | No Comments »

A Heldian Plea for Global Governance

July 5, 2009 by and tagged , , , , , ,

By Henning Meyer in the Social Europe Journal. Taking exception with the common view among the global elites that economic policy should now be outside of the scope of democratic governance: The New Politics of Globalisation: Social Europe Journal via kwout Well, no. And that is a big part of the problem. The New Politics [...]

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Saskia Sassen, Global Cities and Financial Crisis

April 20, 2009 by and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Saskia Sassen gave an  interview to Le Monde at the occasion of the translation of A Sociology of Globalization in French (Denis, Pierre, Fred et Ben, Dave, Jay, Mark, how about we all read it and have ourselves a little online cross-blogs symposium on it? Could be fun, no?). Full profile here. Saskia Sassen is, [...]

Posted in Development, Economy, Global Cities, Global Sociology, Globalization, Networks, Poverty, Risk Society, Social Theory, Sociology, Transnational Capitalist Class, Urban Ecology | 1 Comment »

Systemic Collapse, Collective Delusion and Class Warfare

April 12, 2009 by and tagged , , , , ,

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Elizabeth Warren for the work she is doing on our behalf, despite the lack of power of her agency, the Congressional Oversight Panel: Keeping tabs on the bailout – The Boston Globe via kwout I hate to use the Cloud Minders’s metaphor again but it does seem [...]

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Economic Recession and Political (In)Stability

March 17, 2009 by and tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Financial help now or spending peacekeepers later… that is the alternative put on the table by Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as the effects of the economic downturn are deeply felt in Africa, with dramatic reductions in investments, trade and tourism. Countries that, not too long ago were embroiled in civil wars might find themselves again [...]

Posted in Chosen Conflicts, Corporatism, Economy, Global Governance, Globalization, Politics, Risk Society, Social Institutions, Stealth Conflicts | 1 Comment »

I guess Not Everyone is Feeling the Crunch

March 6, 2009 by and tagged , , ,

Some people can still afford purely selfish and extremely costly “vacations”: 35 millions de dollars pour voyager dans l’espace – Libération via kwout Any better illustration of global and national stratification?

Posted in Social Inequalities, Social Privilege, Social Stratification, Transnational Capitalist Class | 5 Comments »

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