Forget the 1% – it’s time to get to grips with the 0.1%. Free public lecture Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich takes place tonight at the London School of Economics. Discussing the topic and offering an insight into the current state of capitalism and its most wealthy players is Chrystia Freeland, business journalist, global editor-at-large of Reuters and an author the recently published book on this very theme.

You can read Ian Birrell’s review of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else in the Guardian and watch Chrystia Freeland’s interview with Majority Report on YouTube.

Might be of interest: there are now podcasts and videos available from many of the public lectures at LSE – highly recommended!!


- “If a man is not an oligarch there is something wrong with him.” quote of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an oligarch and once Russia’s richest man.
- “Leave the thinking to us” image from Subrealism blog
- Photo of Damien Hirst’s “For the Love of God” by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd via Getty Images