The Rich and the Super Rich by Ferdinand Lundberg is a study in the power of money today. It was published in an hardbound edition in 1968 and reprinted several times. This two inch thick book, with 883 pages shows us a glimpse of what the real hard-edged world of money is all about.
This man, Lundberg thoroughly researched the subject matter and many a “sleight of hand” economist like Bernanke, Geithner, Greenspan etc. know how this system and the tricks described worked. The book starts before WWII and runs up until the 1960’s nearly everything said still applies today.