By Chris Lehmann
Author Note: Peter Arkle [Illustrator]
It's by no means effortless being wealthy: unending tax avoidance, the Sisyphean look for trustworthy household employees, the unending burden of surly stares from the nice Sea of the Unwashed as one is going approximately one's rightful enterprise. hardest of all is just keeping an eye on every little thing one owns. There's rather a lot of it. and private possessions are only the beginning.
You needs to preserve a gimlet eye, too, at the myriad humans and associations that guard your gilded prestige: politicians, newspapers, monetary tools, branches of presidency. all of them belong to you. yet staying on best of what they're as much as is a whole time task. What's an overstretched gazillionaire to do?
Now, with the ebook of wealthy humans issues, the issues of our over-classes are, good, over. In a concise, easy-to-use advisor, Chris Lehmann catalogs the fortifications that guard the opulent from the resentments of the hoi polloi. From ideological stanchions comparable to the unfastened industry and the Prosperity Gospel, during the castellation of media, together with the hot York occasions, stressed out journal and truth tv, to burly gatekeepers reminiscent of David Brooks, Steve Forbes and Alan Greenspan, the well-to-do will locate, in those pages, a comforting and accomplished array of the protections that permit them to sleep sound at night.
For the remainder of us, Lehmann's glowing prose, whilst pointed and eccentric, including the shrewdpermanent, teasing illustrations of Peter Arkle, can not less than offer a diverting glimpse into how the head one percentage keeps an iron grip on virtually 1/2 America's monetary wealth.