The Brookings Cafeteria Podcast: Darrell West on Why Billionaires Are Not Like You and Me

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Billionaires Are Not Like You and Me

September 18, 2014, Darrell M. West and Fred Dews

The 1,645 wealthiest men and women worldwide—492 of them in the United States—who control assets worth $6.5 trillion are shaping the world for the better and sometimes for the worse. In this podcast and in his new book, Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies at Brookings, explains who the billionaires are, how they are more involved than ever in politics and society, why this matters, and how, for many reasons, they really are not like the rest of us.

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