Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Penguin UK
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'Entertaining and gripping . . . For those at the helm, the philanthropic plutocrats and aspiring "change agents" who believe they are helping but are actually making things worse, it's time for a reckoning with their role in this spiraling dilemma' Joseph Stiglitz, New York Times Book Review

'In Anand's thought-provoking book his fresh perspective on solving complex societal problems is admirable. I appreciate his commitment and dedication to spreading social justice' Bill Gates

An insider's trenchant investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their culpability

Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviours of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm.

But why should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, Giridharadas argues that we must take on the gruelling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions. Trenchant and revelatory, Winners Take All is a call to action for elites and citizens alike.

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About the author

Anand Giridharadas is the author of The True American and India Calling. A longtime writer for the New York Times and former McKinsey consultant, he is a political analyst for MSNBC.
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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Jan 24, 2019
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9780141990927
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Corruption & Misconduct
Political Science / Globalization
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Capitalism
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Social Science / General
Social Science / Philanthropy & Charity
Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
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