I can’t help but think that with the concerted efforts by the GOP party in this country, the right wing party in Canada and the Eurozone as a whole, all bowing to an austerity policy philosophy, that somehow the international thriller novels that I used to read back in the 80’s and 90’s where the world was controlled by a small group of billionaires and they were the puppet masters with each world leader as their puppet was not some crazy conspiracy designed to sell millions of books. I’m talking about writers such as Robert Ludlum who would depict a scene with a conference room in Switzerland and 15 billionaires gathered around the table from Asia, the U.S, Canada, South America and so on and they would discuss putting down the unions and coordinating government fiscal policy and commodities trading and price manipulation, throw in some election buying and the plot is set. Truth is stranger than fiction. Where’s Jason Bourne when you need him?
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