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Chrystia Freeland:
The rise of the new global super-rich

TEDGlobal 2013 · 15:24 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich
15:24 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds — and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats (those who are extremely powerful because they are extremely wealthy), and suggests that globalization and new technology are actually fueling, rather than closing, the global income gap. Freeland lays out three problems with plutocracy … and one glimmer of hope.

Plutocracy chronicler
In "Plutocrats," Chrystia Freeland explores the growing gap between the working poor and the increasingly disconnected mega-rich. Full bio
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