Empire - Superclass





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Uploaded on Jul 28, 2010

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Should we be worried that the superclass seems to have an ever-expanding reach that bypasses governments and remains unchecked?

A new breed has emerged. They set the global agenda, ride on Gulfstreams and manage the credit crunch in their spare time. They are anything but elected; they are entrepreneurs and entertainers, media moguls and former politicians - the self-made super rich who are using their money to lay down a new set of global rules. So where did this new global aristocracy come from and who is keeping them in check?

Paul Theroux: Writer and novelist
Paul Farhi: Journalist, The Washington Post
Matthew Bishop: Author of "Philanthrocapitalism"
Christopher Hitchens: Author of "The Trial of Henry Kissinger"
Ken Silverstein: Author of "How lobbyists plunder the nation"

David Rothkopf: Author of "Superclass"
Jeff Faux: Author of "The Global Class War"
Moisés Naím: Author of "Illicit"
Janine Wedel: Author of "Shadow Elite"

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    • 2010
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    • 8
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    • 7/28/10
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    • 46:30
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