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?
Interviewees: 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"
Guests: 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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