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James B. Glattfelder:
Who controls the world?

TEDxZurich 2011 · 14:10 · Filmed Oct 2012
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James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system — say, a swarm of birds — is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.)

Complex systems theorist
James B. Glattfelder aims to give us a richer, data-driven understanding of the people and interactions that control our global economy. He does this not to push an ideology — but with the hopes of making the world a better place. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxZurich 2011, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.

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