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The Rich
Author: John Kampfner

ISBN: 9781408704271
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 14 October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.2 x 3.5
Description:
The definitive history of the wealthy over more than two millennia.

From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Rich is 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?

About the Author

John Kampfner is one of the UK's most respected and icono...

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