Pardon my ignorance, what kind of influence say a super rich like Mr. Warren Buffet or say a company like Wal Mart or say GE or some giant insurance corp or say the families that control the gold or the currencies like Mr. Soros could have.Also what effect could the people controlling media may have? or are these factors not important or eventually lot of these holdings are eventually concerntrated by few .
My 2 cents… These big players are fundamental in the destruction
of local economies, in the formation of large centralized services,
and are unfortunately, the natural progression of the kind of
economic system (banking) we inherited from Europe. There is no easy
answer. These economic powers are greater than the kingdoms of old,
and have a profound affect on our quality and style of life. I hope
everyone here understands the implications (and gets involved at the
grass roots level).
Jewelry makers, however, are typically very independent people,
sometimes painfully so. We exist in whatever economic climate we find
ourselves in, surfing along the waves of change with our skills and
humanity. ACN-TV may now be the worlds largest single jewelry
retailer. Their buying power is unmatched by anyone. They can, for
example, profitably sell beautiful invisibly set diamond jewelry for
less than we can purchase the materials for, yet people still come to
us for that one-of-a-kind jewelry piece in their search to define
themselves as individuals.
In short, we get by one way or another. We set our sails to the
prevailing winds, and in this case, the wind ‘gods’ are the super
As far as one basic group owning most of the media, well, think