Titolo: Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust
Casa editrice: Brookings Institution Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Meet the billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth 6.5 trillion U.S. dollars. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. Combining rich anecdotes, personal narratives, and international data, West goes inside the world of the super rich and lays bare the wealthification of politics and society. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0815725825
Riassunto: The top one percent own about one-third of the assets in America and 40 percent of assets around the world. This concentration of financial resources in many countries gives the ultra-rich extraordinary influence over elections, public policy, and governance.
In his new book, Darrell M. West analyzes the growing political activism of billionaires and how they have created more activist forms of politics and philanthropy based on their net worth. With this ?wealthification? of politics and society, it is important to understand how this concentration of wealth affects system performance as well as social and economic opportunity.
Through personal interactions and rich anecdotes, West takes us inside the world of the super-wealthy through a balanced and insightful analysis of U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, David and Charles Koch, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Donald Trump and Tom Steyer. And looking abroad, West analyzes the billionaires who have run for office in nations such as Austria, Australia, France, Georgia, India, Italy, Russia, Thailand, and the Ukraine. From oligarchs in Russia and Eastern Europe to princelings in China, tycoons raise important questions about political influence, transparency, accountability, and government performance. This book argues that countries need policies that promote better transparency, governance, and opportunity.
Sinossi: Meet the Billionaires: the 1,645 men and women who control a massive share of global assets worth $6.5 trillion. Darrell West reveals what the other 99.99998% of us need to know. With rich anecdotes and personal narratives, West goes inside the world of the ultra wealthy. Meet U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, David and Charles Koch, George Soros, Tom Steyer, and Donald Trump?as well as international billionaires from around the globe. The growing political engagement of this small supra-wealthy group raises important questions about influence, transparency, and government performance, and West lays bare the wealthification of politics, including: ? How billionaires can block appointments and legislation they don?t like ? Why the supra-wealthy moved into policy advocacy and referenda at the state level ? Why billionaires run for office in more than a dozen countries around the world
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