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Author Goodman, Peter S., author.

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

Publication Info. New York, NY : Custom House, [2022]
©2022

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  305.5234 GOO    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 472 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-458) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Billionaires.
Capitalism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Wealth -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Democracy.
ISBN 9780063078307 (hardcover)
0063078309 (hardcover)
9780063078314 (trade paperback)
0063078317 (trade paperback)

 
    
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