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The Resource The velvet rope economy : how inequality became big business, Nelson Schwartz

The velvet rope economy : how inequality became big business, Nelson Schwartz

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The velvet rope economy : how inequality became big business
Title
The velvet rope economy
Title remainder
how inequality became big business
Statement of responsibility
Nelson Schwartz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In nearly every realm of daily life--from health care to education, highways to home security--there is an invisible velvet rope rising, separating Americans into two radically different experiences of life. On one side of the velvet rope is a friction-free existence where, for a price, needs are anticipated and catered to. Red tape is cut, lines are jumped, appointments are secured, and doors are opened. On the other side of the rope, friction is practically the defining characteristic, with middle-and working-class Americans facing a Darwinian fight for an empty seat on the plane, a place in line with their kids at the amusement park, a college acceptance, 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 serve the privileged. New York Times business reporter Nelson Schwartz offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the velvet rope economy and those who created it: the ship-within-a-ship on Norwegian Cruise Lines that saves the best views for the wealthy, a special pager for donors that reaches San Francisco's top cardiologist, a $4,000-a-night maternity suite, firefighters who save one home but not the house next door. And he shows the toll of velvet rope innovation on the rest of us: long waits for an ambulance, packed highways, school athletics that are pay to play. What's more, 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 barriers everyone else must contend with"--
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Writing style
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10878298
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schwartz, Nelson
Dewey number
339.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
S315 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Income distribution
  • Affluent consumers
  • Classism
  • United States
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how inequality became big business
Label
The velvet rope economy : how inequality became big business, Nelson Schwartz
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: INSIDE THE VELVET ROPE -- 1.Envy -- 2.Exclusivity -- 3.Ease -- 4.Access -- 5.Security -- OUTSIDE THE VELVET ROPE -- 6.Exclusion -- 7.Division -- 8.Isolation
Control code
000066567885
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780385543088
Lccn
2019021223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104301977
Label
The velvet rope economy : how inequality became big business, Nelson Schwartz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: INSIDE THE VELVET ROPE -- 1.Envy -- 2.Exclusivity -- 3.Ease -- 4.Access -- 5.Security -- OUTSIDE THE VELVET ROPE -- 6.Exclusion -- 7.Division -- 8.Isolation
Control code
000066567885
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780385543088
Lccn
2019021223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104301977

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