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The Resource Billionaires' ball : gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality, Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks

Billionaires' ball : gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality, Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks

Label
Billionaires' ball : gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality
Title
Billionaires' ball
Title remainder
gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality
Statement of responsibility
Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks
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Billionaires ball
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gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looks at the dangers of unbalanced income distribution, and shows how the United States claims the most billionaires but suffers from high rates of infant mortality and crime, short life expectancy, and low rates of social mobility
Summary
This exploration of the growing economic disparity in recent years between the super-rich and the average population demonstrates how the economic and legal system is deeply flawed and how the quality of life and very functioning of our democracy is threatened.
Tone
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10273032
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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McQuaig, Linda
Dewey number
339.2/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.W4
LC item number
.M42 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brooks, Neil
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True
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  • Wealth
  • Income distribution
  • Rich people
  • Equality
  • Democracy
Target audience
adult
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gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality
Label
Billionaires' ball : gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality, Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Return of the plutocrats -- Why pornography is the only true free market -- Millionaires and the crash of 1929 -- Billionaires and the crash of 2008 -- Why Bill Gates doesn't deserve his fortune -- Why other billionaires are even less deserving -- Hank Aaron and the myths about motivation -- Taking the fun out of tax havens -- Why billionaires are bad for your health -- Why billionaires are bad for democracy -- The true badge of citizenship -- Revamping the ovarian lottery
Control code
2011048724
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9780807003398
Lccn
2011048724
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn759171868
Label
Billionaires' ball : gluttony and hubris in an age of epic inequality, Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Return of the plutocrats -- Why pornography is the only true free market -- Millionaires and the crash of 1929 -- Billionaires and the crash of 2008 -- Why Bill Gates doesn't deserve his fortune -- Why other billionaires are even less deserving -- Hank Aaron and the myths about motivation -- Taking the fun out of tax havens -- Why billionaires are bad for your health -- Why billionaires are bad for democracy -- The true badge of citizenship -- Revamping the ovarian lottery
Control code
2011048724
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9780807003398
Lccn
2011048724
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn759171868

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