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Plutocrats - Chrystia Freeland

Plutocrats

Author Chrystia Freeland

  • Published: 2012-10-16
  • Category: Business & Personal Finance
5 Stars
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Price: $14.99

Description

In the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Forget the 1%; it's the wealthiest .01% who are fast outpacing the rest of us. Today's colossal fortunes are amassed by the diligent toiling of smart, perceptive businessmen who see themselves as deserving victors in a cutthroat international competition.
 
Cracking open this tight-knit world is Chrystia Freeland, an acclaimed business journalist. At ease in Davos or Dubai, Freeland has reported on the lives and minds of these new super-elites for nearly a decade. Grounding her interviews in the economics and history of modern capitalism, she provides examples of the new wealth and its consequences. She showcases the $3 million birthday party of a New York financier months before the financial meltdown; details the closed-door 2005 SEC meeting where the US government allowed investment banks to write their own regulatory laws; and tells how the Bank of Canada's Mark Carney became a key figure in the central battle between the plutocracy and the rest of us.
 
Brightly written and powerfully researched, Freeland's Plutocrats will be a lightning rod event in the midst of the US election season.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Tremendous

    5
    From Justlogical
    A great read with meaningful insights.
  • An eye-opening exposé on how, why and where the big fish swim

    5
    From tay-to-tot23
    Well written, researched and presented.