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Author Giridharadas, Anand, author.

Title Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world / Anand Giridharadas.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    303.4097 GIR    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 288 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "A Borzoi book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index.
Contents But how is the world changed? -- Win-win -- Rebel-kings in worrisome berets -- The critic and the thought leader -- Arsonists make the best firefighters -- Generosity and justice -- All that works in the modern world -- Epilogue: "Other people are not your children."
Summary 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 saviors 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. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
Subject Social change -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States.
Plutocracy -- United States.
ISBN 9780451493248 (hardcover)
0451493249 (hardcover)
9780451493255 (eISBN)

 
    
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