Plutocrats: The Rise Of The New Global Super-rich And The Fall Of Everyone Else

by Chrystia Freeland

Doubleday Canada | January 7, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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 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 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.35 in

Published: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385669739

ISBN - 13: 9780385669733

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Plutocrats: The Rise Of The New Global Super-rich And The Fall Of Everyone Else

by Chrystia Freeland

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.35 in

Published: January 7, 2014

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385669739

ISBN - 13: 9780385669733

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 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 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.

About the Author

CHRYSTIA FREELAND is the global editor-at-large at Reuters news agency following years of service at The Financial Times in both New York and London. She was the deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, and has reported for The Financial Times, The Economist, and The Washington Post. Freeland''s last book was Sale of a Century: The Inside Story of the Second Russian Revolution. She lives in New York City. The author lives in New York, New York.

Editorial Reviews

2013 Lionel Gelber Prize Winner Winner of the National Business Book Award “ Plutocrats takes a reflective, insightful and well-researched look at the economic disparity that has emerged between the ‘super rich’ - a small number of immensely wealthy people - and the rest of society.” — National Business Book Award “ Plutocrats took the prize for its immediacy and authority about the future —the world that we must comprehend and hope to manage in radically new circumstances.” —Lionel Gelber Prize Jury Chair William Thorsell   “Freeland explores consequent issues of equity and accountability with fluency and intimacy, capturing the human dimension of a powerful and disturbing phenomenon.” —Lionel Gelber Prize jurors   “Chrystia Freeland is an example of the strength and creativity of Canada''s authors.” —The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the presentation of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize   “If you want to understand the forces that are shaping democratic capitalism, I have a terrific book for you. It’s Chrystia Freeland’s Plutocrats , the winner of this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize for the best English-language book on international affairs. . . . Plutocrats is an intimate portrait of the world’s new super-elites.” — The Globe and Mail “ Plutocrats isn’t a book about the life
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