The Global Power Elite and the World They Are MakingBook - 2009 | 1st pbk. ed.
They number six thousand on a planet of six billion. They run our governments, our largest corporations, the powerhouses of international finance, the media, world religions, and, from the shadows, the world's most dangerous criminal and terrorist organizations. They are the global superclass, and they are shaping the history of our time. Today's superclass has achieved unprecedented levels of wealth and power. They have globalized more rapidly than any other group. But do they have more in common with one another than with their own countrymen, as nationalist critics have argued? Has their influence fed the growing economic and social inequity that divides the world? Who sets the rules for a group that operates beyond national laws? Drawn from exclusive interviews and extensive original reporting, this book draws back the curtain on a privileged society that most of us know little about, even though it profoundly affects our lives.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
Branch Call Number: 305.5209 ROTHKOP
Characteristics: xxviii, 376 pages ; 21 cm