Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich
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Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich

Edited by Iain Hay and Jonathan V. Beaverstock

Fewer than 100 people own and control more wealth than 50 per cent of the world’s population. The Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich is a unique examination of both the lives and lifestyles of the super-rich, as well as the processes that underpin super-wealth generation and its unequal distribution. Drawing on a multiplicity of international examples, leading experts from across the social sciences offer a landmark multidisciplinary contribution to emerging analyses of the global super-rich and their astonishing wealth. The book’s 22 accessible and coherently organised chapters cover a range of captivating topics from biographies of illicit super-wealth, to tax footprint reduction, to the environmental consequences of super-rich lives and their conspicuous consumption.
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Chapter 2: Reconsidering the super-rich: variations, structural conditions and urban consequences

Sin Yee Koh, Bart Wissink and Ray Forrest

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2. Reconsidering the super-­rich: variations, structural conditions and urban consequences Sin Yee Koh, Bart Wissink and Ray Forrest* INTRODUCTION For a long time, social science research paid little attention to the super-­ rich. The super-­rich ...

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