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Jackpot : how the super-rich really live--and how their wealth harms us all  Cover Image Book Book

Jackpot : how the super-rich really live--and how their wealth harms us all

Mechanic, Michael (author.).


Summary: Striking it rich is among the most resilient of American fantasies; we dream of the jackpot, the life-altering payday, in whatever form that takes. But rarely do we follow the fantasy to its conclusion: to ponder the social, psychological, and societal downsides of great affluence and the fact that so few possess it. Featuring dozens of interviews with fortunate citizens, Mechanic shares a compassionate, character-rich, perversely humorous, and ultimately troubling journey into the American wealth fantasy and where it has taken us. -- adapted from jacket

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  • ISBN: 9781982127237
  • ISBN: 1982127228
  • ISBN: 9781982127220
  • ISBN: 198212721X
  • ISBN: 9781982127213
  • Physical Description: viii, 404 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-389) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Jackpot -- Retail therapy -- The one -- From the elite to the impossible -- Entourage -- The psychology of consumption -- Losing trust -- The marriage premium -- My bodyguard -- The offspring -- Getting in -- Losing touch -- Capital Hill -- The snow ball grows -- Dynasty -- Who wants to have it all? -- Thriving while black -- Women on top -- Giving it away -- Perfect storm.
Subject: Wealth Moral and ethical aspects United States
Rich people United States
Equality United States
Social stratification United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Rich people
Social stratification
Wealth Moral and ethical aspects
United States
Genre: Instructional and educational works.

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