Why Nepo Babies Are Bad For Business (Sorry, ‘Succession’) : Planet Money : NPR

The hit HBO show Succession is back for its final season. For us viewers, it means Sunday nights just got a lot more entertaining — and, I must say, given the plot of the show — disturbing.

If you haven’t seen the show, it centers on the Roys, a dysfunctional family of billionaires jockeying for the reins of their aging father’s multinational media and entertainment conglomerate, Waystar RoyCo. The Roys are a seriously messed up family. They’re ruthless and callous — and, despite their incompetence, they possess a Machiavellian penchant for double-crossing each other. Their family gatherings are awkward, to say the least.

At Planet Money, we view the world through the lens of economics. And so, for us, Succession isn’t merely a…

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