Use the phrase New World Order around people and immediately you will get responses ranging from, “I know! The world government is coming upon us,” to “You’re a nut.” The phrase is often associated with conspiracy theories, some of which are out there. But nowadays, the term is being thrown around very freely in the press.

When I saw these news article titles below, I was kind of shocked, just because it was strange to see a term, associated mostly with many fanatics out there, being used as a normal term for, well, nothing short of some form of global governance. But what I find really interesting about these links below is that they are all from major media sources endorsing the concept of a world economy, which also calls for and implies a world governing body to govern that world economy with (hopefully) just laws. Check ’em out.