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If greed is good, America is great. In 2009, the richest five percent of our country owned 63.5% of the nation's wealth, almost double what it was in the mid-1970s. How this radical shift occurred and why it is still continuing is the subject of this new book by economics columnist Jeff Madrick (The End of Affluence). This major financial history tells its story through the movers and shakers of major players, including Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Sam Walton, Ivan Boesky, Walter Winston, Jack Welch, Michael Milken, Milton Friedman, and Alan Greenspan. Madrick's cogent reporting and insightful commentary make The Age of Greed a must-read for those who have enjoyed books like 13 Bankers and The Big Short.