(this is part of graphic from infographic on http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=716772 )
Recommended read. Caveat is that above a certain level of connected complexity the total system becomes unstable. For instance banks and insurance companies should not be allowed to merge. Have the banksters learned those lessons from the 2008 crash ? If not we are in for another crash. Young people tell me that the present Wall Street / City / Nation State financial-political system is UNSUSTAINABLE.
So the lesson is to build a dynamic society where certain functional layers are agnostic (and uncoupled) of eachother. And yes, Picketty unequality is part of that. It is quided by the Zipf-Mandelbrot Law ranking distribution. The proof of that Law I will re-publish here soon. Its basis is an ecology of widely different sized and succesful fractal clusters.
Jaap van Till, TheConnectivist