power elite

A power elite, in political and sociological theory, is a small group of people who control a disproportionate amount of resources and access to decision-makers in a political system.

The power elite in a country usually consists of elite members of from the Business/Corporate Community, Academia, Politicians, Media Editors and or high profile Journalists and the Army.

see: Council on Foreign Relations,Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Chatham House,Royal Institute of International Affairs Bilderberg Group
Trilateral Commission