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The Resource Brazillionaires : wealth, power, decadence, and hope in an American country, Alex Cuadros

Brazillionaires : wealth, power, decadence, and hope in an American country, Alex Cuadros

Label
Brazillionaires : wealth, power, decadence, and hope in an American country
Title
Brazillionaires
Title remainder
wealth, power, decadence, and hope in an American country
Statement of responsibility
Alex Cuadros
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Bloomberg News invited the young American journalist Alex Cuadros to report on Brazil's emerging class of billionaires at the height of the historic Brazilian boom, he was poised to cover two of the biggest business stories of our time: how the giants of the developing world were taking their place at the center of global capitalism, and how wealth inequality was changing societies everywhere. The billionaires of Brazil and their massive fortunes resided at the very top of their country's economic pyramid, and whether they quietly accumulated exceptional power or extravagantly displayed their decadence, they formed a potent microcosm of the world's richest .001 percent. They held sway over the economy, government, media, and stewardship of the environment; they determined the spiritual fates and populated the imaginations of their countrymen. In 2012, Eike Batista ranked as the eighth-richest person in the world, was famous for his marriage to a beauty queen, and was a fixture in the Brazilian press. But by 2015, Batista was bankrupt, his son Thor had been indicted for manslaughter, and Brazil--its president facing impeachment, its provinces combating an epidemic, and its business and political class torn apart by scandal--had become a cautionary tale of a country run aground by its elites. Over four years, Cuadros reported on media moguls and televangelists, energy barons and shadowy figures from the years of military dictatorship, soy barons who lived on the outskirts of the Amazon, and new-economy billionaires spinning money from speculation. His zealous reporting takes us from penthouses to courtrooms, from favelas to art fairs, from scenes of unimaginable wealth to desperate, massive street protests. Within a business narrative that deftly dramatizes the volatility of the global economy, Cuadros offers us literary journalism with a grand sweep.--Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cuadros, Alex
Dewey number
305.5/2340981
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC190.W4
LC item number
C83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Billionaires
  • Wealth
  • Finance
  • Economic development
  • Brazil
  • Billionaires
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Finance
  • Wealth
  • Brazil
Label
Brazillionaires : wealth, power, decadence, and hope in an American country, Alex Cuadros
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The crash -- Part one: Roots of wealth -- God is Brazilian -- The price of progress -- Manifest destiny -- Nation building -- Prosperity gospel -- Part two: The Brazilian dream -- Visionary -- Helping hands -- The profit motive -- The backlash -- Too big to fail -- After the crash
Control code
ocn925426000
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii , 346 pages
Isbn
9780399589539
Lccn
2015037361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026217371
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925426000
  • (Sirsi) a1940157
Label
Brazillionaires : wealth, power, decadence, and hope in an American country, Alex Cuadros
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The crash -- Part one: Roots of wealth -- God is Brazilian -- The price of progress -- Manifest destiny -- Nation building -- Prosperity gospel -- Part two: The Brazilian dream -- Visionary -- Helping hands -- The profit motive -- The backlash -- Too big to fail -- After the crash
Control code
ocn925426000
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii , 346 pages
Isbn
9780399589539
Lccn
2015037361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026217371
System control number
  • (OCoLC)925426000
  • (Sirsi) a1940157

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