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Brazillionaires: Chasing Dreams of Wealth in an American Country

Brazillionaires: Chasing Dreams of Wealth in an American Country


作者  /  Alex Cuadros

出版社 / Spiegel & Grau

出版日期 / 2016/07/12

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

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前彭博社(Bloomberg News)駐巴西記者,揭露巴西億萬富翁灰暗而惡名昭彰的世界,刻畫富裕與貧窮的斷層線

「Alex Cuadros的聲音不可或缺,以深刻的見解與報導說了這個故事,描繪一個無節制、貪污與在希望與混亂中掙扎的社會。」
--《政府正在監控你:史諾登揭密》作者/格倫.格林華德(Glenn Greenwald)

巴西憑藉豐富的天然資源,躍升為世界重要經濟體。一方面,快速增生的億萬富翁階層,不僅逐漸在全球資本市場取得一席之地,也穩坐巴西金字塔頂端,坐擁無上的權力;另一方面,國內的貧富不均,也正改變著社會的每一個角落。

巴西富豪埃克.巴蒂斯塔(Eike Batista)在2012年時,為全球排名第八名的富豪,也是媒體上的常客。他曾誇下海口要成為全球最富裕的人。然而,當他於2015年破產,兒子被以過失殺人罪起訴時,正好也是巴西總統面臨彈劾危機、傳染病盛行之時,而企業與政治階層則醜聞纏身--這一切都成為巴西被菁英拖至谷底的證明。

作者不僅觀察有權有勢的人物如何在經濟、政治與媒體等層面,深深影響並控制巴西人的生活、探討嚴重的貪汙議題,也走入貧民窟,記錄走投無路的人們的生活。他提出了關鍵問題:巴西所堆砌的龐大財富,彰顯的究竟是推動國家進步的引擎,還是貧窮的深溝?


Wealth and power on the trail of the super-rich

In 2012, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista was the eighth richest man in the world, his $30bn fortune built on Brazil's incredible natural resources. By the middle of 2013 he had lost it all, engulfed in scandal.

Brazillionaires is a fast-paced account of Batista's rise and fall: a story of helicopter flights, beach-front penthouses and high-speed car crashes. Along the way, it tells the parallel story of Brazil itself, a country caught in the cycle of boom and bust, renewed hope and dashed promise; a country where the hyper-rich are at the heart of the economy - and where their wealth can buy immense political power.

Stefan Zweig said in 1941 that Brazil was the country of the future; Brazilians joke that it always will be. Today, rampant corruption and endemic inequality threaten to derail the new Brazilian Dream. The brazillionaires are the key to understanding that dream; through them Brazillionaires tells the story of their country's past, present and future.







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誠品26碼 /2681330561003
ISBN 13 /9780399589539
ISBN 10 /0399589538
EAN /9780399589539

頁數352
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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