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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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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    If you believe in trickle-down economics you won't want to spend

    If you believe in trickle-down economics you won't want to spend your hard earned investment income on this book. The author does an excellent job dispelling any measure of belief in that idea. Ms. Freeland's book is well-enough documented. She cites interviews, studies, books, and meetings she's attended. Her depiction of wealth and its effects reminded me of Ferdinand Lundberg's although she clearly feels CEO's large corporations, and their minions are much more dangerous than established wealth. Author equates money with political power and clearly makes the case it is because it grants access to the top. The book is disturbing -  it's hard to escape the impression things will get worse before they get better - if ever things do. The playing field isn't level.  

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