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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas

An insider’s investigation of how the global elite’s efforts to “change the world” not only don’t do that – but pre- serve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems in the first place, which they later seek to solve.

The former New York Times columnist takes us into a world 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.

Why, the author asks, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions these very people erode by lobbying and dodging taxes? His answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the gruel- ling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world.

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