Book Review #6

Moneyland by Oliver Bullough


A story from Dylan Pichulik, a New York real estate agent, speaking to Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back


“He told a story about one client – a wealthy Israeli woman – for whom he did everything while she remained holed up in her hotel room, up to and including buying her cigarettes, nine packs at a time. Her son had trouble with his visa, and so was unable to accompany her on the flight back to Ben Gurion airport. She paid for Pichulik to sit up in first class with her, which was a weird experience.


‘She wears a diaper, because she can’t be bothered to go to the bathroom,’ he told me with a grimace, as he remembered getting on to the plane. ‘It was all well and good until three hours later I look over and hear this ‘ding.’ The stewardess comes over: ‘I need you to change my diaper’ So they look at me, you like, like ‘ Let your son do it.’ I’m like, ‘That’s not my mother.’ They made the flight attendant do it. So, yeah, we go above and beyond.'”


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