As The New York Times economics correspondent Peter Goodman notes in his prologue, many people do a lot of ogling at the lives of billionaires, marveling at their outlandish parties, their trophy estates, and the details of their vastly expensive divorce settlements. But Goodman makes an impassioned and detailed case that these richest people in the world have done great harm to the rest of us. He describes how, while often extolling philanthropy and social justice, they’ve deliberately engineered systems of business and government to serve their own interests and, in doing so, have enhanced their own wealth at the expense of the welfare and economic security of many others. All the more so, Goodman asserts, during the current pandemic.
Davos Man, by Peter Goodman