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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
 

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (EPUB ebook)

By Giridharadas, Anand

'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 Time...s 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 GatesAn insider's trenchant investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their culpabilityFormer 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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ISBN 9780141990927
Published 24 Jan 2019
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780141990927
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Released 24 Jan 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Giridharadas, Anand
Category Globalization
Social Sciences
Social Issues
Equal Opportunities
Charities & Voluntary Services
Politics & Government
Political Structures: Democracy
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 305.513
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Social mobility, Elite Social sciences, Elite Social sciences - Attitudes, Elite Social sciences - Social conditions, Elite Social sciences - Economic conditions
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade

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