Chrystia Freeland at the "The Power and Pitfalls of Popular Media?" session during the India Economic Summit 2011 in Mumbai, India
Chrystia Freeland (born 1968) is a Canadian-American writer and journalist.
Background and education 
Freeland was born in Peace River, Alberta, Canada. She is of Ukrainian descent on her mother's side. She received her undergraduate education from Harvard University, going on to St Antony's at University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She attended the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy from 1984 to 1986.
Freeland is currently Managing Director and Editor, Consumer News, at Thomson Reuters. Previously she was Editor of Thomson Reuters Digital, a position she held since April 2011. Previously, she was the Global Editor-at-Large of Reuters news since March 1, 2010, having formerly been the United States managing editor at the Financial Times, based in New York City. She has worked in Kyiv, Moscow, London, Toronto and currently in New York. She is the author of Sale of the Century, a 2000 book about Russia's journey from communism to capitalism and Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else in October, 2012. Plutocrats was a New York Times bestseller, and the winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize for non-fiction reporting on foreign affairs. Freeland argues that the wealthy class is absolutely convinced that they're not asking for special privileges for themselves. They're convinced that their self-interest coincides perfectly with the collective interest. They are "job creators." Low taxes and deregulation is good for everybody. "There's no moral tension." The super-rich "have been able to feel that the act of becoming wealthy, absent everything else, was also an act of civic virtue. That’s so wonderful! You’re not just pursuing your own self-interest talking about lower taxes at the top but the collective self-interest."
Freeland lives in New York City with her husband and their three children.
Media appearances 
Freeland has appeared six times as a panelist on Real Time with Bill Maher, on February 26, 2010, January 14, 2011, May 27, 2011, July 15, 2011, April 20, 2012, and October 26, 2012. She has also appeared on The McLaughlin Group, The Dylan Ratigan Show, Imus in the Morning, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and The Colbert Report. Currently, she is periodically standing in for Arianna Huffington as a panelist on public radio's political debate program, "Left, Right & Center", produced by KCRW. (After Huffington was named president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, a newly created unit of AOL, she stopped appearing every week.)
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