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An absorbing, albeit sickening, study of the world's wealthiest men,
This review is from: Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (Hardcover)
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The subject of this timely analysis by former FT deputy editor Chrystia Freeland is a new, unimaginably wealthy transglobal elite of mainly self-made men who've carved out utterly ridiculous fortunes. Not so much the top 1% as the top 0.1%. Don't be mislead by the gimmicky book cover: this isn't a gossipy look at their glamorous lifestyles . Rather, Freeland draws on fine research to examine the global trends that have led to the creation of such a money-laden elite, as well considering the grotty social consequences of the creation of this new assemblage of winner-take-all billionaires. Highly insightful in a deeply depressing kinda way.