Chrystia Freeland

Colbert riffs on the global super-elite

By Chrystia Freeland
March 2, 2011

On the Colbert Report last night, Stephen Colbert took off and ran with the idea from Chrystia’s recent Atlantic essay that the super-elite “are increasingly a nation unto themselves.” “Let the rich start their own country,” Colbert said. “Call it ‘America Plus.’ We already live in gated communities. I say we just connect them all with really long driveways.”

Davos Man in his natural habitat

By Chrystia Freeland
February 3, 2011

When not anchoring her own talk show at the World Economic Forum, Chrystia let a few BBC cameras follow her around Davos as she attempted to document how the global super-elite are pulling away from the rest of us.  Watch her interview some of the plutocrats at the Davos Congress Center — and make spin paintings with Damien Hirst:

The “working rich” and the rest of us

By Chrystia Freeland
January 26, 2011

‘‘The next 10 years is going to be the most exciting time in our lives!’’ said Tejpreet Singh Chopra, an Indian entrepreneur. ‘‘The Indian economy will double! It will be incredible!’’