Plutocrats

Plutocrats Author Chrystia Freeland
ISBN-10 9781101595947
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 352
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A Financial Times Best Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but recently what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Forget the 1 percent—Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at breakneck speed. Most of these new fortunes are not inherited, amassed instead by perceptive businesspeople who see themselves as deserving victors in a cutthroat international competition. With empathy and intelligence, Plutocrats reveals the consequences of concentrating the world’s wealth into fewer and fewer hands. Propelled by fascinating original interviews with the plutocrats themselves, Plutocrats is a tour de force of social and economic history, the definitive examination of inequality in our time.



Der Preis der Ungleichheit

Der Preis der Ungleichheit Author Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN-10 9783641098193
Release 2012-10-08
Pages 544
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Viele Arme, wenige Reiche - Warum die wachsende Ungleichheit uns alle angeht Die Ungleichheit in der Welt nimmt zu: Immer weniger Menschen häufen immer größeren Reichtum an, während die Zahl der Armen wächst und die Mittelschicht vom Abstieg bedroht ist. Doch diese Entwicklung, so zeigt Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz in seinem neuen Bestseller, ist keine zwangsläufige Folge einer freien Marktwirtschaft, sondern Ergebnis einer globalisierten Ökonomie, die zunehmend vom reichsten einen Prozent der Bevölkerung beherrscht wird.



Plutocrats United

Plutocrats United Author Richard L. Hasen
ISBN-10 9780300216745
Release 2016-01-28
Pages 256
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Campaign financing is one of today’s most divisive political issues. The left asserts that the electoral process is rife with corruption. The right protests that the real aim of campaign limits is to suppress political activity and protect incumbents. Meanwhile, money flows freely on both sides. In Plutocrats United, Richard Hasen argues that both left and right avoid the key issue of the new Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with free speech. The Supreme Court has long held that corruption and its appearance are the only reasons to constitutionally restrict campaign funds. Progressives often agree but have a much broader view of corruption. Hasen argues for a new focus and way forward: if the government is to ensure robust political debate, the Supreme Court should allow limits on money in politics to prevent those with great economic power from distorting the political process.



The Poor Plutocrats

The Poor Plutocrats Author Mór Jókai
ISBN-10 9789633819159
Release 1899
Pages 260
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"Was it you who yawned so, Clementina?" Nobody answered. The questioner was an old gentleman in his eightieth year or so, dressed in a splendid flowered silk Kaftan, with a woollen night-cap on his head, warm cotton stockings on his feet, and diamond, turquoise, and ruby rings on his fingers. He was reclining on an atlas ottoman, his face was as wooden as a mummy's, a mere patch-work of wrinkles, he had a dry, thin, pointed nose, shaggy, autumnal-yellow eyebrows, and his large prominent black eyes protected by irritably sensitive eyelids, lent little charm to his peculiar cast of countenance. "Well! Will nobody answer? Who yawned so loudly behind my back just now?" he asked again, with an angry snort. "Will nobody answer?" Nobody answered, and yet there was a sufficient number of people in the room to have found an answer between them. In front of the hearth was sitting a young woman about thirty or thirty-five, with just such a strongly-pronounced pointed nose, with just such high raised eyebrows as the old gentleman's, only her face was still red (though the favour of Nature had not much to do with that perhaps) and her eyebrows were still black; but her thin lips were just as hermetically sealed as the old man's, when she was not speaking. This young woman was playing at Patience.



Plutocrats

Plutocrats Author George Ireland
ISBN-10 0719565588
Release 2008
Pages 432
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When the German-Jewish Rothschild family founded a chain of banks in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Vienna and Naples, it made them the world's richest in the 19th century. Lionel, Anthony, Nathaniel and Mayer were the first British-born members of this incredible family; this is the story of their triumph over prejudice and bigotry to become the first Jews accepted into the upper echelons of English and European society. Numbering among their friends Gladstone, Disraeli, Browning, Tennyson and Dickens, they lived in a style surpassing that of even today's richest. Written with the co-operation of the family and unique access to previously unseen archives, this biography reveals the intimate lives, lifestyles and difficulties of this most fascinating of families whose name remains a byword for wealth.



The rise of the plutocrats

The rise of the plutocrats Author Jamie Camplin
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3376828
Release 1978-07-17
Pages 340
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Plutocrats and Socialists

Plutocrats and Socialists Author Dirk Hoerder
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4393269
Release 1981
Pages 422
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Das Kapital im 21 Jahrhundert

Das Kapital im 21  Jahrhundert Author Thomas Piketty
ISBN-10 9783406671326
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 816
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Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.



The Ideas Industry

The Ideas Industry Author Daniel Drezner
ISBN-10 9780190264611
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 240
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The public intellectual, as a person and ideal, has a long and storied history. Writing in venues like the New Republic and Commentary, such intellectuals were always expected to opine on a broad array of topics, from foreign policy to literature to economics. Yet in recent years a new kind of thinker has supplanted that archetype: the thought leader. Equipped with one big idea, thought leaders focus their energies on TED talks rather than highbrow periodicals. How did this shift happen? In The Ideas Industry, Daniel W. Drezner points to the roles of political polarization, heightened inequality, and eroding trust in authority as ushering in the change. In contrast to public intellectuals, thought leaders gain fame as single-idea merchants. Their ideas are often laudable and highly ambitious: ending global poverty by 2025, for example. But instead of a class composed of university professors and freelance intellectuals debating in highbrow magazines, thought leaders often work through institutions that are closed to the public. They are more immune to criticism--and in this century, the criticism of public intellectuals also counts for less. Three equally important factors that have reshaped the world of ideas have been waning trust in expertise, increasing political polarization and plutocracy. The erosion of trust has lowered the barriers to entry in the marketplace of ideas. Thought leaders don't need doctorates or fellowships to advance their arguments. Polarization is hardly a new phenomenon in the world of ideas, but in contrast to their predecessors, today's intellectuals are more likely to enjoy the support of ideologically friendly private funders and be housed in ideologically-driven think tanks. Increasing inequality as a key driver of this shift: more than ever before, contemporary plutocrats fund intellectuals and idea factories that generate arguments that align with their own. But, while there are certainly some downsides to the contemporary ideas industry, Drezner argues that it is very good at broadcasting ideas widely and reaching large audiences of people hungry for new thinking. Both fair-minded and trenchant, The Ideas Industry will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West.



American Monsters

American Monsters Author Jack Newfield
ISBN-10 1560255544
Release 2004
Pages 377
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With specially commissioned essays by veteran chroniclers such as Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin, this collection spotlights 40 profiles of history's most celebrated and notorious Americans: the corrupt, greedy, power-mad, and vicious betrayers of the dreams of fair play and equal opportunity.



The New Plutocracy

The New Plutocracy Author John Calvin Reed
ISBN-10 1230244336
Release 2013-09
Pages 176
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. THE PLUTOCRATS AND THE JUDICIARY. We distributed what we had to say of the legislative and executive each, in the foregoing, under State, municipal and national heads, but for reasons already given, this chapter will pay but little attention to these divisions. It will become more and more manifest to one, as he reads it, that the lines making American government tripartite--that is, State, municipal and national --are not drawn hard and fast through the judiciary as they are in the legislative and executive, and therefore our proper treatment of the judiciary requires that these lines be much more often disregarded than kept in view. We must tell you at first, how the plutocrats fill American courts to suit themselves; and we begin with the State courts. In more than half of the States judges are elected by the people, in some by the legislature, and in the rest they are appointed by the governor. Under the command of the plutocrats, the machine irresistibly leads on the primary, or convention, or caucus of the legislature, nominating, or the executive appointing, to name only those whom they want for judges. The candidacy of a non-plutocrat is always prevented if possible. With every decade they find it more easy to avoid objectionable candidates. The constitutions direct that nobody but a lawyer can be a judge. As a general rule, only a lawyer of some reputation will be an available candidate. To gain this reputation he must have had a fair practice. For a generation or more anti-corporation practice his steadily become less, and corporation practice more lucrative, and consequently corporation lawyers now lead the bar everywhere, and, as a general rule, there are no others that will come into the mind of anybody when a...



Nach Bush

Nach Bush Author Paul R. Krugman
ISBN-10 9783593385655
Release 2008
Pages 320
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Plutocrats and Paupers

Plutocrats and Paupers Author H. L. Bosman
ISBN-10 0627017789
Release 1991
Pages 265
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Peasants Or Plutocrats

Peasants Or Plutocrats Author Rusty Firth
ISBN-10 0473000148
Release 1978
Pages 178
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Peasants Or Plutocrats

Peasants Or Plutocrats Author Russell Alexander Firth
ISBN-10 OCLC:954265567
Release 1978
Pages 178
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How the Very Rich Rob Us

How the Very Rich Rob Us Author Lawrence L. Roberts
ISBN-10 9781936401024
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 76
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Are you better today than a generation ago? • From 1980 to 2007, the U.S. population increased 25% and inflation grew by 260%.• Median income has been reduced by 2 to 7%, every year! • Bankruptcies have increased 500%.• The average family works an extra 20 hours/wk.• Working families wages have remained flat.• In 1980, there were 139 out of 100,000 Americans in prison, today it's 506.• America's international education rating in education has dropped from #1 to #42.• The number of retirees working has tripled.• College tuition has doubled, while wages have remained flat.• Private philanthropic funds and other tax shelters have increased by 380%.• The number of lobbyists has tripled.• Inheritance taxes for the wealthy have all but disappeared while yours remain.



Die Entscheidung

Die Entscheidung Author Naomi Klein
ISBN-10 9783104031453
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 704
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***JETZT ODER NICHTS – der provokante Gesellschaftsentwurf der international bekannten Bestsellerautorin Naomi Klein (›NoLogo‹ und ›Die Schock-Strategie‹)*** Vergessen Sie alles, was Sie über den Klimawandel zu wissen meinten: Es geht nicht nur um CO2-Emissionen, es geht um den Kapitalismus! Die weltbekannte Aktivistin Naomi Klein weckt uns aus der kollektiven Ohnmacht angesichts der Klimakatastrophe. In einer packenden Vision zeigt sie, dass wir uns dieser existentiellen Herausforderung stellen können. Wir müssen unser Wirtschaftssystem des Immer-mehr aufgeben und etwas radikal Neues wagen. Denn überall auf der Welt gibt es bereits überraschende und inspirierende Alternativen. Brillant gedacht, fundiert recherchiert, hoffnungsvoll und spannend. Ein Buch, das aufrüttelt und Lust auf die Zukunft macht. »Die Klimakatastrophe kann die Welt zum Besseren ändern.« — Naomi Klein »Naomi Klein befasst sich in ihrer unbestechlichen, leidenschaftlichen und akribischen Art mit den größten und drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. Ihr Werk hat die Spielregeln der Debatte verändert. Für mich zählt sie zu den inspirierendsten politischen Vordenkern der Welt von heute.« — Arundhati Roy »Zweifellos eines der wichtigsten Bücher des Jahrzehnts.« — Amitav Ghosh »Naomi Klein ist ein Genie. Sie hat für das Feld der Politik das geleistet, was Jared Diamond für die Erforschung der Geschichte des Menschen getan hat. Meisterhaft verwebt sie politische, ökonomische und historische Fakten und verdichtet sie zu einfachen und mächtigen Wahrheiten mit universeller Anwendbarkeit.« — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. »Naomi Kleins klare Sprache und ihr Scharfsinn, machen Lust auf Veränderung und verdeutlichen die Notwendigkeit zum sofortigen Handeln.« — Charlize Theron »Eine mitreißende Pflichtlektüre!« — Michael E. Mann, Direktor des Earth System Science Center an der Pennsylvania State University