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  • noun Plural form of zaibatsu.

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Examples

  • We did so with the example of the Japanese zaibatsus specifically in mind — companies like Mitsubishi and Sumitomo.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Moral Hazard Continued at GMAC

  • But weren't the zaibatsus more like that, or the Yakuza, hives with cybernetic memories, vast single organisms, their DNA coded in silicon?

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth

  • We meet mystified (and sometimes delighted) (and always delightful) suits from Nokia and Japanese diversified zaibatsus and other bastions of traditional authority, who are watching their Frankenstein Monster take its first lumbering steps across the world.

    Boing Boing: November 3, 2002 - November 9, 2002 Archives

  • But weren't the zaibatsus more like that, or the Yakuza, hives with cybernetic memories, vast single organisms, their DNA coded in silicon?

    Neuromancer

  • Examples of such plutocracies include the Roman Republic, some city-states in Ancient Greece, the civilization of Carthage, the Italian city-states/merchant republics of Venice, Florence, Genoa, and pre-WWII Empire of Japan zaibatsus.citation needed

    digg.com: Top News

  • The unrestricted financing of the state by the Bank of Japan was abolished and the large industrial combines, the zaibatsus, were dismantled.

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  • Put the corporate zaibatsus under the same level of scrutiny that you apply to the government and maybe you’ll get somewhere.

    Firedoglake » How’s That Again, Jack?

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