Rich People Things: Real-Life Secrets of the Predator Class

By Chris Lehmann

"Social feedback at its scorching-hot best."—Barbara Ehrenreich

"Think H.L. Mencken crossed with Jon Stewart."—The Phoenix

In Rich humans Things, Chris Lehmann lays naked some of the dogmas and delusions that prop up plutocratic rule within the post-meltdown age. it is a funny and harrowing story of warped populism, phony reform, and blind deference to the nation's monetary elite. because the writer explains, American category privilege is especially very similar to the belief of intercourse in a Catholic school—it's no longer alleged to exist within the first position, yet as soon as it provides itself on your imagination, you understand that it truly is everywhere.

A concise and easy-to-use advisor, Rich humans issues catalogs the fortifications that shield the opulent from the resentments of the hoi polloi. From ideological stanchions resembling the unfastened marketplace throughout the castellation of media together with The big apple instances and Wired magazine, to gatekeepers reminiscent of David Brooks, Steve Forbes, and Alan Greenspan, Lehmann covers the mammoth array of comforting and complete protections that permit the über-privileged to take care of their iron grip on virtually half America's wealth. With chapters on Malcolm Gladwell, the ideal court docket, the memoir, and extra, not anyone is spared from Lehmann's pointed prose.

Chris Lehmann is hired, ever precariously, as an editor for Yahoo! information, Bookforum, and The Baffler, whereas dissecting the excesses of his social betters for his column wealthy humans issues at TheAwl.com. He lives in Washington, DC, along with his spouse Ana Marie Cox and a quartet of good pets.

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