[Reading] ➷ The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business By Nelson D. Schwartz – Lorecordings.co.uk

The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business From New York Times Business Reporter Nelson D Schwartz Comes A Gripping Investigation Of How A Virtual Velvet Rope Divides Americans In Every Arena Of Life, Creating A Friction Free Existence For Those With Money On One Side And A Darwinian Struggle For The Middle Class On The Other SideIn Nearly Every Realm Of Daily Life From Health Care To Education, Highways To Home Security There Is An Invisible Velvet Rope That Divides How Americans Live On One Side Of The Rope, For A Price, Red Tape Is Cut, Lines Are Jumped, Appointments Are Secured, And Doors Are Opened On The Other Side, Middle And Working Class Americans Fight To Find An Empty Seat On The Plane, A Place In Line With Their Kids At The Amusement Park, A College Acceptance, Or A Hospital Bed We Are All Aware Of The Gap Between The Rich And Everyone Else, But When We Weren T Looking, Business Innovators Stepped In To Exploit It, Shifting Services Away From The Masses And Finding New Ways To Profit By Serving The Privileged And As Decision Makers And Corporate Leaders Increasingly Live On The Friction Free Side Of The Velvet Rope, They Are Less Inclined To Change Or Even Notice The Obstacles Everyone Else Must Contend With Schwartz S Must Read Book Takes Us On A Behind The Scenes Tour Of This New Reality And Shows The Toll The Velvet Rope Divide Takes On Society

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10 thoughts on “The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business

  1. says:

    The Velvet Rope Economy shows how the ultra wealthy can pay their way past all the inconveniences in their lives and turn every experience into a luxury This includes not having to wait in line at amusement parks, getting box seats at sports games that allow for face time with athletes, retaining doctors on call, donating so much money to an Ivy League school that thei

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    The rise of the Velvet Rope Economy marks an end to the great democratization of American life in the post World War II eraWhat is the Velvet Rope The Velvet Rope uses class segregation to help businesses profit Think of the fast pass systems at theme parks that only certain family groups can afford Or the better seats at a sporting event Or even private education Why are busine

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    Thank you to NetGalley and Doubleday Books for advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review I d thought I d start a non fiction book so I wasn t up too late This ended up keeping me up It reads smoothly, transitioning and segueing into different areas without effort I won t say this book didn t trouble mea lot Just this morning we were discussing how Disney has now fallen i

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    The recent results from a Gallup Poll Jan 2018 showed that 36% Americans are dissatisfied with the ability to get ahead by working hard This should not be a surprise for anyone working today for peanuts while exhausting themselves daily for 10c raises as Top Producers Associate of the Months and whatever other title they wiggle in your face to try to achieve.I know this because like many of you I

  5. says:

    First half is an entertaining anthropological look at how the 1% live The second half is depressing.

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    The Velvet Rope Economy is a shocking expos of our continually splintering economy and value system Schwartz skillfully navigates the playground of the super rich and their long list of premium experiences from VIP amusement park tours and luxury sports arena boxes to better access to hospitals and educational opportunities The real life examples and statistics he reveals invoke a wide range of emotions from bewil

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    Schwartz is having a mid life crisis Mommy used to buy him candies when he wanted to Than mommy got him to a good school Later mommy helped him get college education so he won t feel stupid when meeting his school friends Mommy used to get him food and clothing And now, as an adult Schwartz notices there are so many things mommy can t get him and that is UNFAIR After all, he is as good as his peers, mommy said.

  8. says:

    Most of the information in the book you probably already know, such as that if you pay extra you can get personalized guided tours of Disneyland and that one of the reasons airlines make economy class so uncomfortable is to encourage you to pay to upgrade But there were a few things I didn t know such as that public schools now charge students to be on the school teams, and there may even be a charge to try out for a team So one of

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    Excellent book

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    Interesting account of the velvet rope separating the haves and have nots in the economy While elites get special access to education, sporting events, travel, etc., others face a lack of access in health care, education, shopping and community The author ends the book of suggestions of alternatives to the growing catering to the rich and the possibility of aegalitarian society.

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