Plutocracy

Chronicles of a Global Monopoly

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Pub Date 27 Oct 2020 | Archive Date Not set
Papercutz, NBM Publishing

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2051. The world's largest company, The Company, has seized power on a planetary scale and runs the world as if it were a business. In a plutocracy, the richer one is, the more powerful one is. In this context, an anonymous citizen becomes compelled to uncover how the world came to this situation, without paying any attention to the official version. Several members of the government end up encouraging him to carry out this investigation by giving him access to all information. He decides to discover the true history of The Company and the various interests that are trying to influence his investigation.

2051. The world's largest company, The Company, has seized power on a planetary scale and runs the world as if it were a business. In a plutocracy, the richer one is, the more powerful one is. In...


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Premise - The world has been taken over by a central Company and one lone investigator is searching for the truth of its history as well as the current practices. The trope of Companies taking over has been used extensively. What makes this journey unique is the Noir feel and at times some food for thought on some modern dilemmas, especially the social experiment being played out on Social Media. As usual, the investigator uncovers more than they bargained for and Martinez's writing quickly lured me into the tale. I read it rapidly in one sitting and have since taken my time over the next two days to pour over it in closer detail. I highly recommend the printed graphic novel over the ebook. Recommended: Noir fans; anyone who likes to chew on ideas; and all non-sheeple.

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The year is 2051. Not that far from now. The excessive merging of companies since the 20th century have resulted in a single company employing all the workers in the world. It didn’t take long for The Company, as it calls itself, to take over world government too. It was the ultimate victory of the Plutocracy. Homero worked quietly as a detective in The Company for years. One day, he quits, determined to find more meaning in his life. Maybe journalism? He decides to investigate how The Company came to be. Hmmm. Plutocracy is definitely based on what is currently happening in the world. The Haves are increasingly purchasing politicians so that tax and other laws are re-written to favor the rich. Hopefully, we will stop it before it results in the dystopian future depicted here. Even the artwork is drab with a greenish cast. Still, I enjoyed the surprise ending. 3 stars. Thanks to Papercutz and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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