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The Resource The good rich and what they cost us, Robert F. Dalzell, Jr

The good rich and what they cost us, Robert F. Dalzell, Jr

Label
The good rich and what they cost us
Title
The good rich and what they cost us
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Dalzell, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This timely book holds up for scrutiny a great paradox at the core of the American Dream: a passionate belief in the principle of democracy combined with an equally passionate celebration of the creation of wealth. Americans treasure an open, equal society, yet we also admire those fortunate few who amass riches on a scale that undermines social equality. In today's era of "vulture capitalist" hedge fund managers, internet fortunes, and a growing concern over inequality in American life, should we cling to both parts of the paradox? Can we? To understand the problems that vast individual fortunes pose for democratic values, Robert Dalzell presents an intriguing cast of wealthy individuals from colonial times to the present, including George Washington, one of the richest Americans of his day, the "robber baron" John D. Rockefeller, and Oprah Winfrey, for all of whom extreme wealth is inextricably tied to social concerns. In the process Dalzell uncovers the sources of our contradictory feelings toward the very rich, how they have sought to be perceived as "the good rich," and the reality behind the widespread notion that wealth and generosity go hand in hand in America. Finally, in a thoughtful and balanced conclusion, the author explores the cost of our long-standing attitudes toward the rich."--Publisher's description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dalzell, Robert F
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wealth
  • Rich people
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Rich people
  • Wealth
  • United States
Label
The good rich and what they cost us, Robert F. Dalzell, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paradox -- Robert Keayne's contract with Boston -- George Washington, revolutionary -- The brothers Lawrence -- Rich as Rockefeller legacies -- Heirs -- Successors -- Wealth and American democracy -- Acknowledgments -- Notes and sources -- Index
Control code
ocn823280384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (199 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300188882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300188882
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 421904
  • 22573/ctt3005zq
  • 9fce285d-26f6-42f0-9141-4c506b7b5b9d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823280384
Label
The good rich and what they cost us, Robert F. Dalzell, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paradox -- Robert Keayne's contract with Boston -- George Washington, revolutionary -- The brothers Lawrence -- Rich as Rockefeller legacies -- Heirs -- Successors -- Wealth and American democracy -- Acknowledgments -- Notes and sources -- Index
Control code
ocn823280384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (199 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300188882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300188882
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 421904
  • 22573/ctt3005zq
  • 9fce285d-26f6-42f0-9141-4c506b7b5b9d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823280384

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