9780385543088-0385543085-The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business

The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business

ISBN-13: 9780385543088
ISBN-10: 0385543085
Author: Schwartz, Nelson D.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Doubleday
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780385543088
ISBN-10: 0385543085
Author: Schwartz, Nelson D.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Doubleday
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schwartz, Nelson D. wrote The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business comprising 352 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0385543085 and 9780385543088. Since then The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.65 or rent at the marketplace.

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From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side.

In nearly every realm of daily life--from health care to education, highways to home security--there is an invisible velvet rope that divides how Americans live. On one side of the rope, for a price, red tape is cut, lines are jumped, appointments are secured, and doors are opened. On the other side, middle- and working-class Americans fight to find an empty seat on the plane, a place in line with their kids at the amusement park, a college acceptance, or a hospital bed.
We are all aware of the gap between the rich and everyone else, but when we weren't looking, business innovators stepped in to exploit it, shifting services away from the masses and finding new ways to profit by serving the privileged. And as decision-makers and corporate leaders increasingly live on the friction-free side of the velvet rope, they are less inclined to change--or even notice--the obstacles everyone else must contend with. Schwartz's "must read" book takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of this new reality and shows the toll the velvet rope divide takes on society.
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