• Nelson Guedes

How the Elite Controls Society Through Networks of Power Brokers

Most organizations in society currently use a centralized hierarchical social-economic architecture, including governments, corporations, mafia and unions. This architecture leads to numerous problems and, ultimately, results in a society that is completely controlled by a few aristocrats, who control not only all the corporations, but also all the organizations and governments of the planet.

This primary method of social-economic organization of the 21st century is based on a nested hierarchy of command that concentrate power in the hands of a few power brokers, holding power at each level of the nested hierarchy. These power brokers, together, form a management class. The higher the level in the hierarchy, the more power is exercised by the power broker in control of that level. The aristocrats that controls society are the highest power brokers. These elite power brokers, together, form the aristocrat class. They have control over all the resources on the planet, including people, who rent their time and energy to the managers and aristocrats in the form of their "labor".

Each manager is assigned by a higher manager to perform duties at their level. Duties are performed by employees, who have no decision-making power. All decision-making power is held by managers limited to their specific level. Managers decide how to allocate resources over time within their level. The higher the level, the more resources are available to allocate and more functions can be performed. Each manager is subject to the decision-making power of a higher manager, just like their employees are subjected to them, and, thus, they have to obey their higher managers or risk being replaced.

Each manager has to be able to measure a large amount of data, manage the actions of all their employees and allocate all resources accordingly. This leads to a large deal of imprecision in measurements, actions and resource flows. With a lack of precise data, managers end up making inaccurate decisions with negative consequences. Even with sufficient data to increase accuracy causes problems because the power broker has a limited amount of time to process and manage a large amount of data.The higher the manager the worse the problem, as smaller decisions leads to much more significant consequences and the large amount of data makes it increasingly harder to act strategically.

Lack of decision-making opportunity of the majority of members of society leads to decisions that are detrimental to most people and beneficial to only a few. This leads to greater concentration of power in a few managers, who then have power over the lives of numerous people and have no incentive to use that power to benefit the people subject to their will. On the contrary, they have the means and the opportunity to abuse their power in order to gain more power. To make matters worse, managers have an incentive to expand their powers in order to prevent a higher manager from having too much power over them. Managers compete for resources and power, thus perpetuating a cycle of fear, greed and power accumulation at any costs. Their decisions, therefore, are usually shaped by that motivation to gain more power at any costs, leading to decisions that are increasingly more beneficial to the higher managers.

As managers compete for more power and resources, they seek to gain more power by pleasing the higher levels of power, thus showing their loyalty to them. The higher managers then place them in higher positions of power, where they can be trusted to serve the interests of the high managers. This process leads to an increasingly higher accumulation of power and resources of the higher managers and, specially, the aristocrats. All managers seek to become aristocrats, but very few ever succeed as the aristocrats also seek to limit their numbers so that they can maintain control over the highest amount of people and resources. In this manner, aristocrats maintains control of all the managers, all resources and, thus, all people.

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