The Good Rich and What They Cost Us

Chapters in the Curious History of Wealth and American Democracy
Author(s): 
Dalzell, Robert F.
ISBN: 
9780300175592
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00

Americans treasure an open, equal society, yet we also admire those fortunate few who amass riches on a scale that undermines social equality. This book holds up for scrutiny a 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.