I was more referring to on a local scale within their own country where they don't want them to be educated and want them to believe everything that is said to them, however that is one thing I missed, capitalism via globalisation is another way for people to exploit the less vulnerable.
Globalisation is what keeps capitalism going in western countries, or rather how we got to this super greed state. Workers revolted, unions were created to curb capitalism doing its worst in the past. Yet then companies outsourced their work to low wage countries so locally they can sell products for less, undercut the competition, and thus also pay people less, keeping the cost of living down enough so people don't rise up. And indeed erode education, erode and demonize unions, while spending on marketing to keep on selling the 'American dream' fallacy.
I wonder how things will look when low wage countries are done working for rich countries and cheap oil is gone so it's no longer 'beneficiary' to ship livestock to China to be slaughtered and processed there, to ship it back to the supermarkets here. And when we can't ship cheap seasonal workers in from South America anymore to do our harvest for us.