The power of various organisations and their influence of huge amounts of the population came to my intention when hearing of the new chief of FIFA. I had never really heard of Gianni Infantino. Potentially his decisions impact on billions of supporters, more than the Pope and up there with Mark Zuckerberg founder of Facebook.
The idea that these corporations, religions and sporting bodies yield so much power over so many people beyond regional boundaries is incomparable to anything that has existed in the past. To think this power has very little of it based on democratic principles is worth consideration.