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You must keep a gimlet eye, too, on the myriad people and institutions that safeguard your gilded status: politicians, newspapers, financial instruments, branches of government. They all belong to you. But staying on top of what they're up to is a full time job. What's an overstretched gazillionaire to do?
Now, with the publication of Rich People Things, the problems of our over-classes are, well, over. In a concise, easy-to-use guide, Chris Lehmann catalogs the fortifications that shelter the opulent from the resentments of the hoi polloi. From ideological stanchions such as the Free Market and the Prosperity Gospel, through the castellation of media, including The New York Times, Wired Magazine and reality television, to burly gatekeepers such as David Brooks, Steve Forbes, and Alan Greenspan, the well-to-do will find, in these pages, a comforting and comprehensive array of the protections that allow them to sleep sound at night.
For the rest of us, Lehmann's sparkling prose, at the same time pointed and whimsical, can at least provide a diverting glimpse into how the top one percent maintains an iron grip on almost half of America's financial wealth.
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By Amazon Customer on 02-25-13
Why are rich people Chris Lehmann's villans?
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
That is explained well in the book, and would recommend it to all.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
The clear explanation of how the rich are able to twist everything to best meet their needs.
Which character – as performed by Benjamin J. Kass – was your favorite?
This isn't really that kind of book.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
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