“Goodman mounts a scathing critique of the greed, narcissism, and hypocrisy that characterize those in 'the stratosphere of the globe-trotting class' ... An urgent, timely, and compelling message with nearly limitless implications.”
KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review, November 10, 2021.
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"Unflinching and authoritative, Peter S. Goodman's Davos Man will be read a hundred years from now as a warning, bellowed from the blessed side of the velvet rope, about a slow-motion scandal that spans the globe. Deliciously rich with searing detail, the clarity is reminiscent of Tom Wolfe loose in the Alps in search of hypocrisies and vanities.”
EVAN OSNOS, National Book Award-winning author of Age of Ambition and Wildland
“An angry, powerful look at the economic inequality that's been brought into sharp relief by the COVID-19 pandemic… A powerful, fiery book, and it could well be an essential one.”
NPR, January 20, 2022
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"A biting, uproarious yet vital and deadly serious account of Davos Man and the profound damage the billionaire class is inflicting on the world. Peter S. Goodman guides the reader through the hidden stories and twisted beliefs of some of the titans of finance and industry, who continually rationalize their bad behavior to themselves."
JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ, Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author
"One of the great financial investigative journalists, Peter S. Goodman delivers a meticulously detailed account of how the billionaire class has hijacked the world's economy, feasting on calamity, shirking taxes, all the while spouting bromides about compassionate capitalism. I so wish this tale of limitless greed and hypocrisy were a novel or miniseries and not the truth about the world in which we live. Reader, prepare to be enraged."
BARBARA DEMICK, prize-winning author of Nothing to Envy and Eat the Buddha
"A meticulously researched, clearly reported and truly infuriating history of the way the top 1% of the world has systematically arranged the way societies operate in order to become even richer, all to the detriment of the rest of us."
San Francisco Chronicle, January 12, 2022.
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PETER S. GOODMAN
Global Economic Correspondent for The New York Times
Books, stories, TV appearances, and podcasts on the global economy, inequality, and social tensions in a time of relentless change.