The Rich: From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A 2,000-Year History (BOK)

John Kampfner

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From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Richis the fascinating history of how economic elites from ancient Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money. Starting with Ancient Egypt and Greece and culminating with the oligarchies of modern Russia and China, it compares and contrasts the rich and powerful down the ages and around the world. What unites them? Have the same instincts of entrepreneurship, ambition, vanity, greed and philanthropy applied throughout? As contemporary politicians, economists and the public wrestle with the inequities of our time - the parallel world inhabited by the ultra-wealthy at a time of broader hardship - it is salutary to look to history for explanations. This book synthesises thousands of years of human behaviour and asks the question: is the development of the globalised super-rich over the past twenty years anything new?

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter John Kampfner
Forlag
Little Brown Books Group Expor
ISBN 9781408704271
Antall sider 480 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,4cm x 3,5cm
Vekt 826 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Social classes