New Scientist has written an article about a nice study from the ETH Zurich, that shows how interconnected the global capitalistic network we live in has become.
Small teaser from the paper, page 6:
In detail, nearly 4/10 of the control over the economic value of TNCs in the world is held, via a complicated web of ownership relations, by a group of 147 TNCs in the core, which has almost full control over itself. The top holders within the core can thus be thought of as an economic “super-entity” in the global network of corporations. A relevant additional fact at this point is that 3/4 of the core are financial intermediaries.
Here is the article:
and the study itself: