Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Chrystia Freeland Book Talk & Signing -- PLUTOCRATS: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

Thursday, January 31, 2013

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation--as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent; Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at break-neck speed. 

Chrystia Freeland was appointed editor of Thomson Reuters Digital in April 2011. In this role, Chrystia has editorial control of the company’s consumer online, mobile and digital properties including Reuters.com and its global suite of websites, as well as the flagship NewsPro mobile news applications. In 2010, Chrystia joined the company as Reuters global editor-at-large. 

Plutocrats will be available for purchase and the author will sign books.
The book signing and reception will follow the talk.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street