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28th Chaos Communication Congress
Behind Enemy Lines

Speakers
Robin Upton
Schedule
Day Day 2 - 2011-12-28
Room Saal 2
Start time 14:30
Duration 00:30
Info
ID 4826
Event type Lecture
Track Society and Politics
Language used for presentation English
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A Brief History of Plutocracy

This whistlestop re-telling of world economic history squeezes 12,000 years of history into 18 slides. Its focus is the changing nature of money and the rise of the monied class in US and Europe.

It outlines how the modern system of banking was instituted, how international organising allowed the power of the rich to gradually eclipse that of national governments, how war was managed for profit, and how the super-rich set about using the organs of the state in an effort to secure their position of control.