Corporate feudalism, neo-feudalism or neo-monarchy are all appropriate terms to describe the pecking order in contemporary Western culture. This isn’t exactly a complete list. The pyramid represents the hierarchy. Percentages are approximate and not to scale.
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Images going left to right from the top:
King Henry VIII / Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
Lord Chamberlain 6th Earl of Dorset / JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon
Archbishop of York Lancelot Blackburne / Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue
Chief Minister Thomas Cromwell / President Obama
Christopher Columbus / Fmr. Sec. of State Condoleeza Rice
Adm. Horatio Nelson / Surgeon & CNN Correspondent Sanjay Gupta
Monty Python (Life of Brian) / Characters from The Simpsons
Update: One mistake in the attribution of the images. The Monty Python pic is from Holy Grail, not Life of Brian. Thank you to friend of the Gazette Michale Clements for pointing out my obvious and egregious error!