May 27, 2020
The subtitle of Marc Pilisuk's book was "Who Benefits from Global Violence and War?" and Peter Phillips's book answsered it: “Giants: The Global Power Elite." These are about 200 people who control over 40 trillion dollars— a large fraction of the world's cash. So what are the alternatives and is it possible to persuade, say, ten percent of the population to demand that they be adopted. Metta takes a moroe pessimistic view than Pilisuk and Phillips.
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