Aaron Burr aka. "Gamp". Aaron Burr was Vice President to Thomas Jefferson who mistrusted him despite his capable service. In 1804 Burr ran for governor for New York, and lost partly due to the influence of a duel in which Alexander Hamilton was killed.
Another day, another banking scam.....FERC put the hammer down on Deutsche Bank, which settled without admitting or denying squat. It fined Barclay's $435 million, according to the Journal, or $470 million according to the Financial Times, or $453 million according to Reuters, but whatever, it looks to be about $400-something million dollars. Barclay's says they'll fight the allegations and fine. Next up is JPMorgan Chase the Magic Dragon. Their FERC-ing fine could be $1 billion dollars.
They discovered that global corporate control has a distinct bow-tie shape, with a dominant core of 147 firms radiating out from the middle. Each of these 147 own interlocking stakes of one another and together they control 40% of the wealth in the network. A total of 737 control 80% of it all. The top 20 are at the bottom of the post. This is, say the paper’s authors, the first map of the structure of global corporate control.