Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An economy that is significantly influenced by the very wealthy.
  • n. The study of the production and distribution of wealth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of wealth or riches.

Etymologies

Blend of plutocracy and economy, from Ancient Greek roots πλοῦτος (ploutos, "wealth") + νόμος (nomos, "law") (English -nomy). (Wiktionary)

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  • "We are shown a leaked Citigroup memo that boasts of the results of Wall Street's unbridled profiteering. America has become a plutonomy, the memo gloats, where 1 percent of the population effectively owns and controls everything that goes on."
    - Brian Jones, Capitalism, we're through, socialistworker.org, 2 October 2009.

    October 2, 2009