Plutocrats The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

ISBN-10: 0143124064
ISBN-13: 9780143124061
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A groundbreaking examination of wealth disparity, income inequality, and the new global eliteThere has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but recently what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Forget the 1 percent—Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at breakneck speed. Most of these new fortunes are not inherited, amassed instead by perceptive businesspeople who see themselves as deserving victors in a cutthroat international competition. With empathy and intelligence, Plutocrats reveals the consequences of concentrating the world’s wealth into fewer and fewer hands. Propelled by fascinating original interviews with the plutocrats themselves, Plutocrats is a tour de force of social and economic history, the definitive examination of inequality in our time.

Introduction
History and Why It Matters
Culture of the Plutocrats
Superstars
Responding to Revolution
Rent-Seeking
Plutocrats and the Rest of Us
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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