modern triad

 

I’m afraid things are a tad more complicated than that.
There is us, government and banks/corporations.
None of these three can survive, at the present level of ‘sophistication’, without the other two.
Unfortunately people tend to forget that and to concentrate on their own personae/interests. In hot pursuit of those interests some of these people ‘bend’ the normal interactions between ‘us’, government and banks/corporations.
Those ‘bends’ make life easier for the benders but only on the short run. After ‘power’ becomes too concentrated the system becomes fragile, exactly as Nassim Nicholas Taleb has amply demonstrated and Vilfredo Parreto suggested more than 100 years ago.

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