Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture

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Find out what was the largest transfer of assets in human history. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Published 5 months ago. Readers call it gripping, like they were sitting on the train themselves. Great example of active inertia, Firestone. Each was unique, and each is a story unto himself.

Arguing that nature is niggardly and that societies, either human and animal, are inclined to overstep the boundaries of traditional assets in "perpetual oscillation among happiness and misery," he came upon himself attacked on all sides--by Romantic poets, utopian thinkers, and the spiritual institution.

Bruce Barton, the famous advertising executive, had another theory about the reluctance of the American rich to retire. Given the way that John D.

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Rockefeller had made his fortune, the ways in which he was giving it away—generously, empathetically, and, above all, ethically—was all the more amazing. Many rich, and especially the super-rich, were, like the Rockefellers, regularly bombarded with requests for money, most arriving in the morning mail. For the same reason, the Rockefellers were sure not to offer money to newspapers and magazines, not wanting to mix politics or public opinion with philanthropy. The Insider's Guide to U. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Write a customer review. Rated by customers interested in. Is this feature helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Read reviews that mention rich freeland wealth class society economic middle today political income inequality rest chrystia become wealthy financial social informative economy insight. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Canadian writer, journalist and politician Chrystia Freeland provides the readers with an inside look at plutocrats.

It's an interesting look at how plutocrats live their lives and how they earn their fortunes, and the impact it has on the rest of us. This interesting page book includes the following six chapters: History and Why It Matters, 2.

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Culture of the Plutocrats, 3. Responding to Revolution, 5. Plutocrats and the Rest of Us. A well-written, accessible and even-handed book.

Rich: The Rise and Fall of American Wealth Culture

Freeland should be commended for her ability to gain access to people from a very exclusive club. Does a good job of explaining the rise of the plutocrats.

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An interesting look at the rise of the Alpha Geeks. But you can find them everywhere you find the plutocracy.

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How to become a plutocrat. The changing economic landscape. Great example of active inertia, Firestone. The highest billionaire-to-GDP ratio. Find out what was the largest transfer of assets in human history. The richest person ever. The impact of deregulation. One study of the SEC found that, between and , former SEC employees had filed almost eight hundred disclosure statements for representing their new clients' dealings with the agency, their former employer.

Nearly half of these disclosures were filed by people who had worked at the sharp end of the SEC's relationship with business, in its enforcement division. Most lobbying is pro-business, in the sense that it promotes the interests of existing businesses, not pro-market in the sense of fostering truly free and open competition.

It's very hard to be too critical of the very people who were generous with their time. Overall, Freeland deserves credit and she did her best to be even handed but it's human nature to hold back after such exclusive access. The eBook did not link the notes.

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Tables, comparative charts, diagrams would have added value. The impact of the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act was only mentioned once in passing. Not as analytical as I would have liked. Not convinced of the following argument, "The two gilded ages can also get in each other's way. As good an explanation as any for the financial crisis is that it is the result of the collision between China's gilded age and the West's--the financial imbalances that are an essential part of China's export-driven growth model also played a crucial role in inflating the credit bubble that burst with such devastating consequences in Freeland's contention is that to understand the changing shape of the global economy one must look at the very top.

She does a wonderful job of providing insights into this exclusive club and discusses the ramifications it may have on the rest of us.

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Perhaps this book was not as analytical as I would have liked but nonetheless insightful and fun to read. Hacker, " The Price of Inequality: Stiglitz, " The Crash of The subtitle alone is hackle-raising: