Patrick M. Wood (in 2013)

Every bit of 35 years of research indincates that there is a relatively small yet diverse group of global players [Trilateral Commission] who have been the planners and instigators behind globalization for many decades. The primary driving force that moves this “clique” is greed; the secondary force is the lust for power. In the case of the academics who are key to globalism, a third force is professional recognition and acceptance–a subtle form of egoism and power.