KERA's Think
KERA's Think
Oct 13, 2021
The anonymous tycoons shaping your community
Play • 31 min

We know Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, but there are powerful tycoons in your hometown, too – and they’ve also got a lot of political influence. Patrick Wyman, host of the Tides of History podcast, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the more salt-of-the-earth millionaires – whose wealth is derived from familial assets and low-wage workers – and the power they have over their local communities. His article, published in The Atlantic, is called “American Gentry.”

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