Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World Free Audiobook Download by Peter S. Goodman
The United States is now one of the few countries with a relatively free press, but that doesn't mean it's safe. In Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World by Peter S. Goodman, we're introduced to a world where freedom of speech and press are meaningless concepts. As the powerful and wealthy realize that they need to work together to protect their interests from threats not only from without but within, everything becomes increasingly difficult for anyone who dares defy these factions.
'This reviewer was heartened to find Michael David Axtell's narration of Davos Man... a voice with which one can empathize, and a style that is authoritative without being formless or tone-deaf. A real plus.'
In his book, Davos Man, Goodman tells the history of how the world became dominated by a few very wealthy men and their families. The book specifically focuses on Davos, Switzerland to tell the story of how these billionaires came to be in control. Goodman covers everything from the industrial revolution to globalization.
A billionaire is someone who has attained great wealth, either through inheritance or through hard work and a lucky break. Billionaires are in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Here they meet with politicians and other wealthy people to discuss ways to help solve some of the world's biggest problems. The most important thing that these billionaires do at this meeting is talk to one another about how they can help make money. They share advice on new ideas, such as how to take advantage of "the demographic dividend" (the increased number of workers for each retiree).
The world's billionaires are not just powerful, they're also very, very rich. They have a lot of money and they want it to keep getting bigger. One way they do that is by buying up all the companies in their industries - this makes them richer but also as monopolies which hurts regular people like you and me.
It's the worst of times. The world is on fire. Wealth and power have never been more concentrated into fewer hands. The old way of doing things is gone forever. Davos Man is the story of capitalism in its death throes - a beautifully written, yet disturbing account of how we got here through the eyes of one man's experience with billionaires in Davos, Switzerland
|Duration||13 hours 34 minutes|
|Author||Peter S. Goodman|
|Narrated||Michael David Axtell|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Category||Business & Economics|