BY Daily Dose
(1.31) Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, will speak Thursday at the Watson Institute at Brown University.
There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation–as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent; Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at break-neck speed.
Chrystia Freeland joined Reuters as global editor-at-large in 2010 and was appointed editor of Thomson Reuters Digital in April 2011.
Plutocrats will be available for purchase and the author will sign books. The book signing and reception will follow the talk.
Free, 5pm, Thursday, January 31, Watson Institute, Brown University, 111 Thayer Street (directions)