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Winners Take All

The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas

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Penguin
04 February 2020
Society & Social Sciences; Social discrimination; Globalization; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy; Political structures: democracy
What explains the spreading backlash against the global elite? In this revelatory investigation, Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, showing how the elite follow a 'win-win' logic, fighting for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten their position at the top.

But why should our gravest problems be solved by consultancies, technology companies and corporate-sponsored charities instead of public institutions and elected officials? Why should we rely on scraps from the winners? Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for elites and citizens alike.
By:   Anand Giridharadas
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   224g
ISBN:   9780141990910
ISBN 10:   0141990910
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   04 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

A fierce book. . . What gives Giridharadas's heartfelt critique such force is that he is a heretic, someone chosen for the equivalent of the priesthood in the new religion of philanthropy who had a revelation and decided to renounce the faith -- Iain Martin * The Times * Giridharadas isn't afraid to speak his mind, even if it means taking down some of the most powerful people on the planet. . . He has started a movement with this scathing critique of a society that rewards monopolistic models, faux philanthropy and protects the interests of a wealthy few -- Tabitha Goldstaub * Forbes * 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 * Hugely enjoyable. . . A spirited examination of the hypocrisy of the super-rich who claim they are helping the world -- Aditya Chakrabortty * Guardian * Trenchant, provocative and well-researched. . . Read it and beware -- Martha Lane Fox * Financial Times Books of the Year * A splendid polemic. . . Giridharadas writes brilliantly on the parasitic philanthropy industry * Economist *


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