In the legendary 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger, 007 goes after a business mogul who has devised an elaborate scheme to smuggle gold bullion out of Britain. For writer Oliver Bullough the plot illustrates how 1960s City of London financiers manipulated and eventually destroyed the post-World War II economic order. To learn more about the real-world consequences of their actions, getAbstract recommends you read Bullough’s highly entertaining essay.
In this summary, you will learn
- Where the historical roots of growing global inequality lie and
- Why an extreme concentration of wealth poses a risk to democracy.
About the Author
Oliver Bullough is the author of Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back.