Technocracy or Conspiracy?
Do powerful people ever engage in conspiracies? Of course. Is the world run by a conspiracy? Are institutions like Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission deserving of their conspiratorial reputations? Here, the question becomes trickier. These institutions represent a structural, institutional and ideological basis for understanding and manipulating power on a transnational basis. The very nature of these technocratic institutions is designed to make conspiracies unnecessary by bringing together powerful people to form consensus, establish inter-personal and institutional relationships and interactions. Conspiracies do exist, but they are not institutions. This episode examines technocratic institutions as needing to be separated in understanding from a mere conspiratorial analysis of the world.
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