Doesn't power come from having the ability to manipulate people/governments? Presently we are seeing the growth of global companies whose policies are more powerful than those of governments. In their search for control of the world's economies money becomes merely the medium chosen to express the extent of their influence and power by manipulation of, not only individuals, but also governments.

Under conditions of inflation money has little power, and the power swings to those who have either the goods, or the means to obtain them. This used to mean corrupt governments could seize land and other resources, causing local hardship. But now we also have new players in the form of global companies who can force production costs down and prices up- world-wide. There are always winners in every price rise, even the rises that cause starvation, death and suffering. Indeed, there are those who feel that such greed may one day even cost us our planet.