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The 147 Companies that Control Everything

February 22, 2019 Forbes 0

Three systems theorists used a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide to map their economic power. The researchers discovered that global corporate control has a distinct bow-tie shape, with a dominant core of 147 firms, mostly banks, that control everything.

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Australian Banks Freeze Accounts of Bitcoin Users

January 1, 2018 ZeroHedge 0

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Bitcoin users across Australia are reporting that their accounts have been abruptly frozen by the country’s “Big Four” banks. Some users complain that the banks are describing their Bitcoin activities as a “security risk”.