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Richi$tan : a journey through the 21st century wealth boom and the lives of the new rich

Author: Robert Frank
Publisher: London : Piatkus, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Imagine a country populated with nothing but millionaires. Let's call it Richistan...In this riveting book, "Wall Street Journal" reporter Robert Frank explores the lives and lifestyles of a new breed of millionaires and billionaires - many of them self-made and from blue-collar backgrounds - and how this new gilded age is affecting wider society. Profiles of 'instapreneurs', dot-com billionaires, and eccentrics  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Frank
ISBN: 9780749928230 0749928239
OCLC Number: 124025743
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the birth of a nation --
1. Butler boot camp : housetraining the new rich --
2. The third wave : the era of the instapreneur --
3. Making it : Ed Bazinet, king of the ceramic village --
4. Living it : Tim Blixseth --
5. Losing it : Pete Musser --
6. Barbarians in the ballroom : new money vs. old --
7. Size really does matter : "my boat is bigger than your boat" --
8. Performance philanthropy : giving for results --
9. Move over, Christian Coalition : the new political kingmakers --
10. Worried wealth : the trouble with money --
11. Aristokids : we'll always have Paris --
12. The wealth gap and the future of Richistan.
Responsibility: Robert Frank.

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Explores the lives and lifestyles of a different breed of millionaires and billionaires - many of them self-made and from blue-collar backgrounds - and how this gilded age is affecting wider society.  Read more...

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