The rich and the super rich book

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the rich and the super rich book

The Rich and the Super Rich: A Study in the Power of Money Today by Ferdinand Lundberg

Ferdinand Lundberg, a prolific iconoclast whose books of social criticism pilloried the wealthy and what he perceived as their financial grip on the nation's economic life, died on Wednesday at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N. He was 92 and lived in Chappaqua, N. Lundberg caused his first stir in with a scathing portrayal of America's richest publisher, "Imperial Hearst: A Social Biography. Lundberg wrote, "is owned and dominated today by a hierarchy of the richest families, buttressed by no more than 90 families of lesser wealth. Together with Dr. Marynia F.
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In the late s bombshell of a book appeared which told the story of the lords of wealth and their glittering clans. It was called AMERICA'S SIXTY FAMILIES.

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A study focusing on the political and economic power of the five hundred super-millionaire families who control American life. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Lyle Stuart. Condition: new. More information about this seller Contact this seller. Seller Inventory think

Thank you! Lundberg wrote America's Sixty Families back in , an archetypal expose at the time, and this is a truly inflationary continuation-extension thereof, some pages. In a sprawling, pugnacious. Procrustean fashion, Mr. Lundberg contends that the concentration of great wealth still resides in a few hands which accordingly, and reciprocally, control the social, economic and political power of the country. To a degree, no argument.

Ferdinand Lundberg April 30, — March 1, was an American journalist known for his frequent and potent criticism of American financial and political institutions. His work has been credited as influences on Robert Caro , Ralph Nader and others. Described by the Los Angeles Times as "witty, articulate, opinionated, marvelously well-read and not the least bit shy about telling us exactly what he thinks about America and the mess we've made of it", Lundberg was vocal in his contrarian viewpoints, describing the United States as an oligarchy, eviscerating prominent American families including the Rockefellers and Hearsts , and denouncing the United States Constitution while calling for its replacement with a parliamentary system. Lundberg's debut book, Imperial Hearst , was lauded by Foreign Affairs as "an annihilating study of the newspaper magnate " worthy of "wide attention" while, in modern times, Robert Caro and Ralph Nader have both cited Lundberg's America's 60 Families as early influences on themselves. In addition to his journalistic writing, Lundberg also spent 16 years as an adjunct professor of social philosophy at New York University. He was also an editor for the Century Foundation.

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