The men behind the world's biggest get-even-richer plan


The men behind the world's biggest get-even-richer plan

"In March 2006 a group of analysts at Citigroup in New York did something mind-blowing: they recommended to their top clients that they treat coming global inequality not as a problem, but as a business opportunity to be exploited and widened. This seismic widening problem was a gift-horse like no other," writes BBC documentary writerJacques Peretti in his recently published book, Done.

Lucy Mangan, in the UK Guardian, describes Peretti’s book, and the BBC documentary series that accompanied it, as ‘So brilliant you want to take notes’.  Peretti explains the human ‘global warming’ the world is experiencing; why in recent years the rich everywhere – and excruciatingly so in South Africa – have been getting vastly richer, while the number of poor grows exponentially ... and the middle class drowns in debt on its way to extinction.

The real surprise: it’s all part of a perfectly logical plan – the biggest get-even-richer plan or  ‘profit opportunity’ the world has ever known. Peretti is no conspiracist. A graduate of the London School of Economics, and an investigative journalist and documentary film maker of note, the research is meticulous and his writing often gripping. Once you've read this extract, it’s a book all Noseweek readers will want to read ...

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Keywords:
Jacques Peretti
Thomas Piketty
Tobias Levkovich
Citigroup
Wall Street
global wealth
global poverty
global inequality
Done
social stratification
economic inequality
wealth extraction


worlds wealthiest men
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