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A matter of scale (Westphalia Redux)

by James G. Beldock on June 28, 2007

The twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry na­tion-state is the multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tion. Huh? Really. It’s a mat­ter of com­par­a­tive scale: The largest com­pa­ny in the world, ExxonMobil, pro­duces an­nu­al rev­enues greater than the gross do­mes­tic prod­ucts (GDPs) of all but 23 of the world’s 181 coun­tries

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