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The Resource Billionaire wilderness : the ultra-wealthy and the remaking of the American West, Justin Farrell

Billionaire wilderness : the ultra-wealthy and the remaking of the American West, Justin Farrell

Label
Billionaire wilderness : the ultra-wealthy and the remaking of the American West
Title
Billionaire wilderness
Title remainder
the ultra-wealthy and the remaking of the American West
Statement of responsibility
Justin Farrell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Billionaire Wilderness offers an unprecedented look inside the world of the ultra-wealthy and their relationship to the natural world, showing how the ultra-rich use nature to resolve key predicaments in their lives. Justin Farrell immerses himself in Teton County, Wyoming-both the richest county in the United States and the county with the nation's highest level of income inequality-to investigate interconnected questions about money, nature, and community in the twenty-first century. Farrell draws on three years of in-depth interviews with "ordinary" millionaires and the world's wealthiest billionaires, four years of in-person observation in the community, and original quantitative data to provide comprehensive and unique analytical insight on the ultra-wealthy. He also interviewed low-income workers who could speak to their experiences as employees for and members of the community with these wealthy people. He finds that the wealthy leverage nature to climb even higher on the socioeconomic ladder, and they use their engagement with nature and rural people as a way of creating more virtuous and deserving versions of themselves. Billionaire Wilderness demonstrates that our contemporary understanding of the relationship between the ultra-wealthy and the environment is empirically shallow, and our reliance on reports of national economic trends distances us from the real experiences of these people and their local communities"--
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Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
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Farrell, Justin
Dewey number
333.720978
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HC110.W4
  • HC110.W4
LC item number
  • F368 2020
  • F37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in cultural sociology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Billionaires
  • Income distribution
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Billionaire wilderness : the ultra-wealthy and the remaking of the American West, Justin Farrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: setting off into the wilderness -- Part I. How we got here and what it feels like -- New nation of the ultra-wealthy -- Mount billionaire -- Part II. Using nature to solve economic dilemmas -- Compensation conservation -- Connoisseur conservation -- Gilded green philanthropy -- Moneyfest destiny -- Part III. Using rural people to solve social dilemmas -- Becoming rural poor, naturally -- Guilt numbed -- Part IV. Ultra-wealth through the eyes of the working poor -- No time for judgment -- Cracking the veneer -- Epilogue: the future of wealth and the west
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780691176673
Lccn
2019053009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119531782
  • (OCoLC)1119531782
Label
Billionaire wilderness : the ultra-wealthy and the remaking of the American West, Justin Farrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: setting off into the wilderness -- Part I. How we got here and what it feels like -- New nation of the ultra-wealthy -- Mount billionaire -- Part II. Using nature to solve economic dilemmas -- Compensation conservation -- Connoisseur conservation -- Gilded green philanthropy -- Moneyfest destiny -- Part III. Using rural people to solve social dilemmas -- Becoming rural poor, naturally -- Guilt numbed -- Part IV. Ultra-wealth through the eyes of the working poor -- No time for judgment -- Cracking the veneer -- Epilogue: the future of wealth and the west
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780691176673
Lccn
2019053009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119531782
  • (OCoLC)1119531782

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