'The Lie Machine' - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Lie-Machine-by-Paul-Craig-Roberts-America_Corporate_Corporations_Power-141012-777.html by Dr Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration
But having asked this searching question, it has to be stated that this negative human problem has been going on for centuries if we equate the rich and wealthy traders of old as being the equivalent of today's mighty corporations. It also appears that as the rich get richer they coalesce with leaders and where the two manipulate thereafter the system (the people) together behind closed doors to their joint benefits, not the people's benefit.
In many ways that is why modern political leaders are loathed by the people, who at times cannot see the woods for the trees and what is really going on. Political voting in so-called democratic countries is in decline because the people have lost the trust in their leaders for manipulating the system. One has only to see in the UK where former prime ministers have made vast fortunes over the past decade after they have left office. But how can this be when the amounts that they make are in the tens of millions annually for some and where the sums are kept secret and the people only find out through leaked information usually. It appears that the people's leaders consider that there is nothing wrong with them feathering their own nest behind the scenes whilst in office and then making hay whilst the sun shines after they leave office. Today's political leaders have not changed therefore over time immemorial, but where in the modern world people are impotent in changing this immoral system because they are literally voting for the 'party' and not humans who really care. Therefore at the heart of the political problem on one side of the coin is the 'party' system that rules supreme no matter what. On the other side big business just wants to make more and more money every year and make their rich shareholders even richer.
What is the answer therefore? It appears that Einstein and others had the right idea to a certain extent when they put forward that a world government was the answer, but where this will never happen unfortunately as our political leaders and the mighty corporations will never allow it to happen. The reason, they would lose political and economic power as impositions would be placed on their national and more importantly, their global activities.
Therefore it appears that the people will always be enslaved to the wishes of political and economic masters in perpetuity with the present system or until the world destroys itself. Unfortunately the way that our political leaders and industrialists run the global markets, time is running out for humanity and over the next 100-years if mind-sets of greed do not change, the human experience will simple be destroyed.
Although it will appear extreme, humanity has,
 to start boycotting global corporations by not buying their products; but buying products from smaller corporates. It is the only way that the controlling global corporate giants will ever change their ways and through the people's buying power.
SO WHAT WILL IGNITE THE WARS OF THE 21st Century ?
At the base of all economics is 'land', as this is the ultimate resource. Therefore the first major war for the acquisition of this ultimate resource will be the start of global conflict. There are presently more than 150 territorial disputes around the world (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_territorial_disputes) and as resources run out, nations will fight for the right of control. The six highest in the opinion of the National Geographic are - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140328-disputed-territories-geography-russia-crimea/
Indeed the most informed and influential international security institution in the world, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) based in Washington, DC, stated in 2009 that tactical nuclear weapons would probably be used to protect natural resources and borders in the 21st century. It was the first time that they have ever used these words so specifically and clearly a major warning to politicians and all those who believe in a peaceful world order. But these warnings are never taken on-board by politicians and industrialists until it is too late. Indeed industrialists and corporations look to wars for vast new revenues streams in many ways (and therefore vast profits at the dire cost to humanity) if one researches the history of wars and world wars. But unfortunately and it is a BIG 'but', this time it will with its chain reaction mechanism and as vital resources deplete to survive, end in humankind's total demise. Overall this is based upon common sense and the basic laws of economics. That of 'supply and demand' and as resources run out, commercial conflict and then military conflict emerge.
Therefore on its present development mechanism, wars will become inevitable as corporations backed by their political leaders fight for the acquisition and supremacy of these vital natural resources. Rare Earth Elements possibly what ignites the whole world war scenario as China controls around 60% of these vital Elements. This and other reasons is why the West's and the East's economic model is totally against humanity surviving a further 100-years.
Dr David Hill
World Innovation Foundation
(updated 27 December 2014)
As a postscript and the way that our political masters now think, the USA, Canada, Ukraine and most European countries (through abstaining in a vote at the UN), are in favour of Nazism, even though in Germany where Nazism was born and killed and murdered tens of millions throughout WW2 (over 50 million). Sadly you could not make it up if you tried but where this is perfectly true unfortunately for humanity.
Whitewashing Fascism - USA, Canada and Ukraine Vote against a UN Resolution in "Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance." Therefore the USA, Canada and the Ukraine are for Nazism and where European countries mainly abstained as they did not want to upset Obama.
WTF! US, Canada & Ukraine Vote Against Russia's Anti-Nazism Resolution at UN! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONfCcOaXV20
Western Media Turn Blind Eye to Shameful Vote at UN on Nazism by US, Canada and Europe - http://truth-out.org/news/item/27808-western-media-turn-blind-eye-to-shameful-vote-at-un-on-nazism-by-us-canada-and-Europe
Ps. In a further up-and-coming article, international territorial disputes will be examined and which are determined to be the ones that will start such a nightmarish scenario off in the 21st century. It will come unfortunately even with the concept of MAD in place, as once it starts, the whole knock-on effect/process of contagion will come into place and with that, the destruction of what we presently see. Political leaders and industrialists should also realise that they too will be dispensed with on the altar of the current global economic development mechanism that is ultimately, if common sense is used, sheer madness. But that is what profit-driven minds and thinkings are to a great extent, MAD. Indeed the Horizon series 'Are you good or evil', clearly outlines and where many executives of our largest corporations and our political leaders have psychopathic tendencies. For the Horizon programme showed clearly that they have in reality no empathy at all with anybody else but themselves and for no others. With such people in charge it appears to be inevitable that global wars are inevitable as madness cannot see the woods for the trees.
What you should know about the 'Gates Foundation' and Others, and how they manipulate the system to their own ends and predominantly unknown to the people - indeed they are not the so-called good guys that they make out to be - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Privatized-Ebola-by-Margaret-Kimberley-Bill-Gates_Bottom-up-Top-Down_Ebola_Philanthropy-Giving-141016-114.html
'The Government Problem' (24 December 2014) - http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Government-Problem-by-Robert-Reich-Government-Crime_Government-Takeover_Legislation_Money-141224-359.html
'The Billionaire Sentenced to Five Years in Prison' (25 December 2014) - http://www.opednews.com/articles/Billionaire-Sentenced-to-F-by-Rob-Kall-Billionaires_Corporate-Personhood_Hong-Kong-141225-388.html