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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Explains how the 1% are a country among themselves with no sover

    Explains how the 1% are a country among themselves with no sovereign loyality. If taxes are increased, they can simply move to a country
    with low taxes. Same can occur withthe multinational corporations, they move their operations and their paper residence to areas of low wages.

    America's 99% will be stuck paying the US government's trillions of debt.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    I have been writing short pieces on the coming aristocracy of t

    I have been writing short pieces on the coming aristocracy of the wealthy for several years on the basis of current news. Ms, Freeland brings scholarship and research in the form of interviews with the super rich, referencing numerous reports, and attendance at many meetings of these people. She has created a window into their lives and beliefs. The writing is a little dense and is supplemented with many pages of end notes.

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    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    enlightening

    The information presented is interesting and worth paying attention to. The sriting was rambling, a bit disjointed. Not a laymnan's Sunday afternoon read but if you interested in the making and shaping of wealth and finance in a world economy, there is plenty here to give you pause.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    Excellent - Best Work Ever on Subject

    Ms. Freeland's highly readable review of the rise of plutocracy merits study. She has a very timely analysis of perhaps the greatest threat facing the United States today: the destruction of our middle class and raising of barriers against advancement of anyone not in the top class.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Thought provoking.

    I heard the writer on NPR, and found her quite interesting. The book felt a bit dis-jointed though. I would have liked more statistics, and fewer personal examples with greater details. I also would have been interested in more detailed conclusions, though I can appreciate the author's desire to let readers form their own.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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