“ But here too Marx’s forecast has been confirmed,even surpassed, by our reality. He characterized the governments of the 1840s and ’50s as ‘Capital’s executives’. This supplies the key to the mystery: at the end of the day, the rulers and the gangsters of finance come from the same world. The formula ‘Capital’s executives’ is perfectly correct only today, and all the more so in that no difference exists here between right-wing governments (Sarkozy, Merkel) and ‘left-wing’ ones (Obama, Zapatero, Papandreou).
Capitalism Today - A.Badiou