Plutocrats

by Chrystia Freeland | Business & Investing | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0385669739 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 12/9/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 09, 2018
Gave this to my dad as a present. He read it all said it was interesting.

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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.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Little Free Library in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2019

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