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The Resource Davos man : how the billionaires devoured the world, Peter S. Goodman

Davos man : how the billionaires devoured the world, Peter S. Goodman

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Davos man : how the billionaires devoured the world
Title
Davos man
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how the billionaires devoured the world
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Peter S. Goodman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the New York Times's Global Economics Correspondent, a masterwork of reporting and explanatory journalism that exposes how billionaires' systematic plunder of the world has transformed 21st century life and dangerously destabilized democracy"--
  • The history of the last half century in America, Europe, and other major economies is in large part the story of wealth flowing upward. The most affluent people emerged from capitalism's triumph in the Cold War to loot the peace, depriving governments of the resources needed to serve their people, and leaving them tragically unprepared for the worst pandemic in a century. Drawing on decades of experience covering the global economy, award-winning journalist Peter S. Goodman profiles five representative "Davos Men"-members of the billionaire class-chronicling how their shocking exploitation of the global pandemic has hastened a fifty-year trend of wealth centralization. Alongside this reporting, Goodman delivers textured portraits of those caught in Davos Man's wake, including a former steelworker in the American Midwest, a Bangladeshi migrant in Qatar, a Seattle doctor on the front lines of the fight against COVID, blue-collar workers in the tenements of Buenos Aires, an African immigrant in Sweden, a textile manufacturer in Italy, an Amazon warehouse employee in New York City, and more. Goodman's rollicking and revelatory exposé of the global billionaire class reveals their hidden impact on nearly every aspect of modern society: widening wealth inequality, the rise of anti-democratic nationalism, the shrinking opportunity to earn a livable wage, the vulnerabilities of our health-care systems, access to affordable housing, unequal taxation, and even the quality of the shirt on your back. Meticulously reported yet compulsively readable, Davos Man is an essential read for anyone concerned about economic justice, the capacity of societies to grapple with their greatest challenges, and the sanctity of representative government
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11037432
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Goodman, Peter S
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305.5/234
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.W4
LC item number
G66 2022
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Billionaires
  • Capitalism
  • Wealth
  • Democracy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Capitalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
  • Billionaires
  • Capitalism
  • Democracy
  • Wealth
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adult
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how the billionaires devoured the world
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Davos man : how the billionaires devoured the world, Peter S. Goodman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-458) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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on1273423978
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24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 472 pages
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9780063078307
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2021045346
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1273423978
Label
Davos man : how the billionaires devoured the world, Peter S. Goodman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-458) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1273423978
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 472 pages
Isbn
9780063078307
Lccn
2021045346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1273423978

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