October 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The rise of the super-rich and how it’s re-ordering not just the U.S. economy, but the whole world’s.
The super-rich are getting richer, all over the world. Not just well-off, wealthy, but toweringly rich on a scale that challenges our understanding of how things work and ought to work. Editor and correspondent Chrystia Freeland has worked around the world as a high-profile reporter for some of the bibles of big business: The Financial Times, The Economist, Thomson Reuters.
Now she’s reporting to us on what she’s seeing. An explosion of concentrated wealth so great it’s changing the way the US and the world work.
This hour, On Point: Chrystia Freeland on plutocrats. The super-rich.
Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Digital, she’s the author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.
Nicholas Carnes, assistant professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the Co-Director of the Research Triangle chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network.You can find his recent New York Times op-ed here.