Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class

Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class

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Following a remarkable epoch of greater dispersion of wealth and opportunity, we are inexorably returning towards a more feudal era marked by greater concentration of wealth and property, reduced upward mobility, demographic stagnation, and increased dogmatism. If the last seventy years saw a massive expansion of the middle class, not only in America but in much of the developed world, today that class is declining and a new, more hierarchical society is emerging.

The new class structure resembles that of Medieval times. At the apex of the new order are two classes-a reborn clerical elite, the clerisy, which dominates the upper part of the professional ranks, universities, media and culture, and a new aristocracy led by tech oligarchs with unprecedented wealth and growing control of information. These two classes correspond to the old French First and Second Estates.

Below these two classes lies what was once called the Third Estate. This includes the yeomanry, which is made up largely of small businesspeople, minor property owners, skilled workers and private-sector oriented professionals. Ascendant for much of modern history, this class is in decline while those below them, the new Serfs, grow in numbers-a vast, expanding property-less population.

The trends are mounting, but we can still reverse them-if people understand what is actually occurring and have the capability to oppose them.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781641770941
BY (AUTHOR) Kotkin, Joel
PUBLISHER : Encounter Books,USA PUBLICATION DATE : May 28, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Encounter Books,USA
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 229 mm x 152 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
Philosophy & Religion
Society & Social Sciences

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DESCRIPTION :
Following a remarkable epoch of greater dispersion of wealth and opportunity, we are inexorably returning towards a more feudal era marked by greater concentration of wealth and property, reduced upward mobility, demographic stagnation, and increased dogmatism. If the last seventy years saw a massive expansion of the middle class, not only in America but in much of the developed world, today that class is declining and a new, more hierarchical society is emerging.

The new class structure resembles that of Medieval times. At the apex of the new order are two classes-a reborn clerical elite, the clerisy, which dominates the upper part of the professional ranks, universities, media and culture, and a new aristocracy led by tech oligarchs with unprecedented wealth and growing control of information. These two classes correspond to the old French First and Second Estates.

Below these two classes lies what was once called the Third Estate. This includes the yeomanry, which is made up largely of small businesspeople, minor property owners, skilled workers and private-sector oriented professionals. Ascendant for much of modern history, this class is in decline while those below them, the new Serfs, grow in numbers-a vast, expanding property-less population.

The trends are mounting, but we can still reverse them-if people understand what is actually occurring and have the capability to oppose them.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781641770941
BY (AUTHOR) Kotkin, Joel
PUBLISHER : Encounter Books,USA PUBLICATION DATE : May 28, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Encounter Books,USA
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 229 mm x 152 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
Philosophy & Religion
Society & Social Sciences

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.