Chuck Collins praises THE NEW POWER ELITE by Heather Gautney as an Essential Read

Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies, editor of, and author of The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions says:

“At a time of extreme wealth inequality and billionaire dominance, Gautney places the critical observations of C. Wright Mills into new historic context. The New Power Elite illuminates, with sociological imagination and insight, the new structures of concentrated wealth and power that have captured our politics, culture, and economy. An essential read for our oligarchic times.”

The New Power Elite by Heather Gautney is published by Oxford University Press. Heather Gautney is Associate Professor of Sociology at Fordham University. She has written and edited books, opinion essays, and academic articles on US politics, social movements, social inequality, and workforce issues in the entertainment industry. Gautney was a senior policy advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders on his presidential campaign and in the US Senate Budget Committee. In 2020, she served on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee and was co-chair of the Biden-Sanders Task Force on Education.