One and half year ago world media exclaimed - finance is controlled by a single super-corporation (e.g., read article in Lithuanian or English)! Evidently this conclusion is somewhat far fetched, yet it does capture one of the essential points of the underlying scientific research. The research actually shows that a comparatively small number of corporations control almost everything. Now you can listen to the one of the related researchers speaking about this discovery and hear him explain that does this actually mean.
Video taken from ted.com website.
The research was published in an open-access journal PLoS One, so anyone willing can familiarize themselves even further (see ).