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The Resource Billionaires : reflections on the upper crust, Darrell M. West

Billionaires : reflections on the upper crust, Darrell M. West

Label
Billionaires : reflections on the upper crust
Title
Billionaires
Title remainder
reflections on the upper crust
Statement of responsibility
Darrell M. West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In his new book, Darrell M. West analyzes the growing political activism of billionaires and how they have created more activist forms of politics and philanthropy based on their net worth. With this 'wealthification' of politics and society, it is important to understand how this concentration of wealth affects system performance as well as social and economic opportunity."
  • "Through personal interactions and rich anecdotes, West takes us inside the world of the super-wealthy through a balanced and insightful analysis of U.S. billionaires such as Sheldon Adelson, David and Charles Koch, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Peter Thiel, Donald Trump and Tom Steyer. And looking abroad, West analyzes the billionaires who have run for office in nations such as Austria, Australia, France, Georgia, India, Italy, Russia, Thailand, and the Ukraine. From oligarchs in Russia and Eastern Europe to princelings in China, tycoons raise important questions about political influence, transparency, accountability, and government performance. This book argues that countries need policies that promote better transparency, governance, and opportunity."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Darrell M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wealth
  • Wealth
  • Rich people
  • Billionaires
  • Equality
Label
Billionaires : reflections on the upper crust, Darrell M. West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The controversy over billionaires -- Can rich dudes buy an election? -- Referendum campaigns and policy advocacy -- New modes of philanthropy -- Elections abroad -- The global 1,645 -- Innovative ideas -- Not a one-person act -- Better transparency, governance, and opportunity -- Hope for the future
Control code
FIEb17593049
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780815725961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)867840315
Label
Billionaires : reflections on the upper crust, Darrell M. West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The controversy over billionaires -- Can rich dudes buy an election? -- Referendum campaigns and policy advocacy -- New modes of philanthropy -- Elections abroad -- The global 1,645 -- Innovative ideas -- Not a one-person act -- Better transparency, governance, and opportunity -- Hope for the future
Control code
FIEb17593049
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780815725961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)867840315

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