The Resource Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world, Anand Giridharadas

Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world, Anand Giridharadas

Label
Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world
Title
Winners take all
Title remainder
the elite charade of changing the world
Statement of responsibility
Anand Giridharadas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
The author of <I>The True American</I> presents a scathing insider's report on the realities of the global elite's efforts to tackle important world issues through philanthropy and free enterprise while ignoring their direct role in creating the problems
Storyline
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10685258
Cataloging source
DLC
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Giridharadas, Anand
Dewey number
303.40973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM831
  • HN59.2
LC item number
  • .G477 2018
  • .G55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Social change
  • United States
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Plutocracy
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the elite charade of changing the world
Label
Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world, Anand Giridharadas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
1969102
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780451493248
Lccn
2017045477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451493248
  • (OCoLC)1004981738
Label
Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world, Anand Giridharadas
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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."
Control code
1969102
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780451493248
Lccn
2017045477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780451493248
  • (OCoLC)1004981738

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