Jackpot : how the super-rich really live--and how their wealth harms us all / Michael Mechanic.
"A senior editor at Mother Jones dives into the lives of the extremely rich, showing the fascinating, otherworldly realm they inhabit-and the insidious ways this realm harms us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Striking it rich is among the most resilient of American fantasies; we dream of the jackpot, the life-altering payday, in whatever form that takes. But rarely do we follow the fantasy to its conclusion: to ponder the social, psychological, and societal downsides of great affluence and the fact that so few possess it. Featuring dozens of interviews with fortunate citizens, Mechanic shares a compassionate, character-rich, perversely humorous, and ultimately troubling journey into the American wealth fantasy and where it has taken us. -- adapted from jacket
- ISBN: 9781982127213
- ISBN: 198212721X
- ISBN: 9781982127220
- ISBN: 1982127228
- Physical Description: viii, 404 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-389) and index.
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Jackpot -- Retail therapy -- The one -- From the elite to the impossible -- Entourage -- The psychology of consumption -- Losing trust -- The marriage premium -- My bodyguard -- The offspring -- Getting in -- Losing touch -- Capital Hill -- The snow ball grows -- Dynasty -- Who wants to have it all? -- Thriving while black -- Women on top -- Giving it away -- Perfect storm.
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