The Velvet Rope Economy : how inequality became big business by "...Nelson D. Schwartz explores a new aspect of economic inequality that is profoundly reshaping public and private life. In recent years businesses and venture capitalists have stepped in to exploit the gap between the rich and everyone else, worsening services for the masses while finding new ways to serve the privileged... And with corporate leaders and other decision makers living on the friction-free side of the velvet rope, they are less inclined to lower--or to even notice--the barriers everyone else must content with. [This book] offers a riveting behind-the scenes tour that reveals how the velvet rope economy erodes American ideals of community, justice, and opportunity."
Call Number: HC110.I5 S38 2020
Publication Date: 2020-03-03