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There ought to be a way to give a book two scores If there were I would give this both a 2 and a 4 I have been looking for a book that would update things I read in the 70s books that emerge from the C Wright Mills school of political economic sociology For example Mills Power Elite Domhoff s higher circles and Lundberg s Rich and Super Rich This book would seem to fit into this collection If Frank is correct he also updates my thinking I wasam still working under the influence of the above books which claim that the old money Rockefellers Duponts etc control much of the economy polity and culture Frank claims that the old money is no longer in power The new money millionaires and billionaires that have emerged from within the middle class within the last 25 years have far far money and they are currently working their way into politics and culture as well I will have to read a few things before I can rest easy with Frank s claim but if he is correct than he has done me is a great service Frank is not an academic This is good since this means he writes well bad since we get very little theory just a few references to Thorsten Veblen Nor is he a critic of capitalism This is also good and bad First the bad he accepts that the accumulation of vast private wealth is ethically acceptable Indeed the weakest aspect of his ethnology of what he calls the Richistanis is how completely he identifies with them The umpteenth reference to the size of their houses yachts and bank accounts the constant mention of their jets cars watches and vacation all amount to a kind of thinly veiled envious voyeurism They let him into see their stuff and their lives and he is utterly seduced This absence of ethical judgment and critical reflection serves him well in once sense it allows him to describe their lives in great detail And especially in the last 6 chapters the descriptions really add up to something despite Frank s rich struck gaze Chapter 7 Size Really does matter is the most theoretical chapter Relying on Veblen he explains how the Richistanis are forced into a competition amongst themselves to have the biggest boats houses cars etc and how this competition disallows them to ever slow down their lives enjoy their possessions or search for meaning Their competitive drive is apparent even when Richistanis move into philanthropy chapter 8 This chapter would go nicely with the claims of those such as Maren s Road to Hell who demonstrate the utter emptiness and destructiveness of philanthropy There is a section however in which frank holds out hope that the new philanthropists will save the worldChapter 9 shows how four of the new rich have helped to defeat the republicans in Colorado Frank claims that the new rich are enad with Democrats they have so much wealth that they don t need to be greedy and thus turn to make their lives meaningful either through philanthropy or uasi socialist politics Chapter 10 is really uite useful Frank shows what Marx so brilliantly understood that once we realize that the drive to wealth is infinite and therefore without an objective target then eventually we also understand that wealth on its own is utterly incapable of satisfying human desire For Marx wealth is a necessary but not sufficient condition for a good life This chapter is about the problems of the super rich and it shows how they set up support groups in order to buoy each other s spirits Marx makes the claim that capitalism exploits the capitalist and Frank s ethnology helps us see how this is the case Nevertheless the benefits of this book accrue to the reader often despite Frank s naivete He ends his book with a section titled A Sliver of Hope Allow me to uote from page 249 There is however one glimmer of hope Even as the economy and the global markets dump an money into the hands of a few or few million the Richistanis will have even wealth and power to fix society s most pressing problems If we accept that the rich aren t the cause of the current ineualities but merely the lucky beneficiaries we can also hope that they will use their wealth to target society s deepest problemsWhat Having shown us that they are mere mortals that they are in a sense mere victims of wealth that their fortunes are the result of simple and stupid luck they do work hard but so do most of us he pins the planets hopes on their intelligence and good will Fat chance One day Frank will re write this book with the sensibility of a theorist and historian Until then the rest of us will have to give his evidence a resonance that his pop sensibility cannot provide The Killer Across the Table give a book two scores If there were I would La revolución del metabolismo give this both a 2 and a 4 I have been looking for a book that would update things I read in the 70s books that emerge from the C Wright Mills school of political economic sociology For example Mills Power Elite Domhoff s higher circles and Lundberg s Rich and Super Rich This book would seem to fit into this collection If Frank is correct he also updates my thinking I wasam still working under the influence of the above books which claim that the old money Rockefellers Duponts etc control much of the economy polity and culture Frank claims that the old money is no longer in power The new money millionaires and billionaires that have emerged from within the middle class within the last 25 years have far far money and they are currently working their way into politics and culture as well I will have to read a few things before I can rest easy with Frank s claim but if he is correct than he has done me is a El principe caspian y la fe de cs lewis great service Frank is not an academic This is A Rancher to Remember good since this means he writes well bad since we Magic at Midnight Cinders Sparks #1 get very little theory just a few references to Thorsten Veblen Nor is he a critic of capitalism This is also Delta Force Die Hard Red White and Built Pumped Up #3 good 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This book is fairly well covered it seems to me by other Goodreads reviewsI d only note that it had in my reading much in common with an imagined television program on the same subject a similar mix of vivid anecdote though the vividness here is usually denoted by the number of trailing zeroes rather than visual impact condensed vignettes of financial rise or uncommonly of fall short sympathetic interviews juxtaposed with if not exactly taking place in glamorous settings the private jet the paneled study the yacht harbor the charity ball some pouty rich offspring and by implication attractive ones the occasional dramatic reenactment a hint of scandal or at least humiliation and in conveniently easy to swallow doses a scattering of small servings of sometimes slippery statistics all in true to television fashion with almost no broader analytical context It is certainly not economics but nor is it sociology nor even as Mr Frank sometimes likes to suggest some sort of anthropology it is TVAt the end only a few things remain uncomfortably in my mind one oddly is Mr Frank s repeated claim as I recall he cites only a 2005 World Wealth Report as reference that the inflation rate for millionaires is substantially greater than the broader rate 12% in 2004 for those worth 30 million or compared to the then 3% national rate What does this mean Obviously someone the cited World Wealth Report is distributed by Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management interestingly it measures the wealth of its HNWIs High Net Worth Individuals and Ultra HNWIs in terms unlike Mr Frank of investible assets a ualification which would about halve the population of Frank s Richistan has created a market basket for the rich Not that they too don t need their fruits and vegetables but the evident assumption is that they need also at the least extraordinary financial management services and I presume other items deemed indispensable in their own peculiar domain high end consumables real estate specialized personal and personnel services etc Somehow this notion of a distinct market basket and the culture it reflects seemed to argue clearly to me for the reality of an actual Richistan than all the catalogues of nouveau riche bling which Mr Frank otherwise suppliesIn the last few pages of the book Mr Frank returns to what I take to be his central analytic claim that the recent acceleration in the population growth of Richistan is the result of a globalized excess of liuid assets apparently accepting a so called savings glut model and offers the observation for reasons he does not pause to explain that this river of money which has so irrigated American Richistan for the last two decades will soon turn also largely to other lands Then Mr Frank says the world s rich will form a third culture not from their own country or from America but from a different shared world of wealth in effect a global RichistanIt s hard of course not to mention that this has always been the case but what it made me conscious of evidently I had been sufficiently distracted by the mansions yachts jets and 600000 wristwatches not to have been much conscious of it previously was the extent to which Richistan even if titled A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom had for 250 pages so largely ignored the planetary culture of the rich and super rich I am not complaining that Mr Frank did not write a book other than the one he intended but merely noting a significant limit to his program And somehow I do suspect he might not have objected too much to the opportunity to extend his study to the extravagances of that global elite tracking the advances of the planetary culture he claims to be still on the horizon had he of course the means to do so

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