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Superclass: The Global Power Elite And The World They Are Making (2008) [audiobook+ebook)

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0 Title, Preface, Introduction- The Power Elite on the Promenade.mp3 1h25m
1 c1 Each Is One in a Million- Meet the Superclass.mp3 1h24m
2 c2 Ceteris Non Paribus- Inequality, Backlash, and the New World Order.mp3 1h18m
3 c3 Lessons of History- The Rise and Fall of Elites.mp3 1h43m
4 c4 The Multinational Moment- When Finance and Business Became the Center of it All.mp3 1h42m
5 c5 Globalists vs. Nationalists- Political Fault Line for a New Century.mp3 2h16m
6 c6 The Age of Symmetry- Decline of the Titans and the Rise of Shadow Warriors.mp3 1h35m
7 c7 The Information Superclass- The Power of Ideas.mp3 1h37m
8 c8 How to Become a Member of the Superclass- Myth, Reality, and the Psychopathology of Success.mp3 2h6m
9 c9 The Future of the Superclass—And What It May Mean for the Rest of Us, Credits.mp3 1h25m
Total Duration 16h31m00s

Each of them is one in a million. They number 6,000 on a planet of 6 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? They control globalization more than anyone else. But has their influence fed the growing economic and social inequity that divides the world? What happens behind closed-door meetings in Davos or aboard corporate jets at 41,000 feet? Conspiracy or collaboration? Deal-making or idle self-indulgence? What does the rise of Asia and Latin America mean for the conventional wisdom that shapes our destinies? Who sets the rules for a group that operates beyond national laws?

Drawn from scores of exclusive interviews and extensive original reporting, Superclass answers all of these questions and more. It draws back the curtain on a privileged society that most of us know little about, even though it profoundly affects our everyday lives. It is the first in-depth examination of the connections between the global communities of leaders who are at the helm of every major enterprise on the planet and control its greatest wealth. And it is an unprecedented examination of the trends within the superclass, which are likely to alter our politics, our institutions, and the shape of the world in which we live.
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