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Chrystia Freeland: On the Super Rich Persecution Complex

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

In the final part of our three part interview, Thomson Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland spoke with us about the super rich and their feeling o...

The Myth of 'Choice' in Women's Fertility

Kate Blanchard | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Kate Blanchard

Americans are a proactive people. We like to believe that our destinies are wholly within our control, and that everyone gets exactly what she deserves. The "choice" myth is therefore very powerful in all kinds of ways, including in our conversations about women's fertility.

Chrystia Freeland: "A Clash Between Plutocracy and Democracy"

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

In the second part of our three part interview, Thomson Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland spoke with us about the 2012 election and Mitt Romney...

Chrystia Freeland: On the Self Tax and Democratic Government

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Thomson Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland recently spoke with us about her new book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the ...

Uber-Rich Porn

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

An emerging global elite is increasingly intent on amassing more than ever while writing the rules to ensure they hang on to as much as they can. This is the fundamental takeaway from Chrystia Freeland's important new book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

The Hoax of Political Centrism

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

It's only because we continue to regard our politics through that horizontal continuum that those who occupy the top rung of the vertical axis, people like Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, can pretend that they reside in "the middle." In reality, the top is not the middle. It's the top.

New Economic Thinking Conference To Shatter Illusion of Control

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

As INET Executive Director Rob Johnson said, "last year's conference punctured the mystique of market stability (not to mention real events). This year, the conference will shatter the illusion of control."

The Lottery Mentality: America's Growing Income Gap

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans actually live in Russia, although they think they live in Sweden. And they would like to live on a kibbutz. This isn't the set-up for some s...

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

'The Rise Of The New Global Elite'

The Atlantic | Chrystia Freeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before the recession, it was relatively easy to ignore this concentration of wealth among an elite few. The wondrous inventions of the modern economy-...

Handcuffs for Wall Street, Not Happy-Talk

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

When you steal a lot of money, you go to jail. Obama doesn't just need tough talk for Wall Street, he needs to prosecute the frauds that were committed, and explain them to the American people.

People Didn't Drown The Markets; A Bad System Did

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The temptation is to see the 2008 Wall Street implosion that helped trigger the broader economic crisis as the consequence of individual idiocy and av...

Chrystia Freeland Leaving Financial Times For Thomson Reuters

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chrystia Freeland, the Financial Times' US Managing Editor and TV regular, is leaving the newspaper for Thomson Reuters, where she will serve as globa...