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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas: Conversation Starters

This 2018, former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas publishes his book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. This book is a groundbreaking investigation of the collective efforts of global elites to “change the world.” According to Giridharadas, these efforts are really stemmed from the desire to preserve the status quo and further to obscure their role in causing the problems in the first place. Giridharadas explores the fight for equality by the rich and powerful in every way they can except when their position in the social order is threatened. We will see how these elites rebrand themselves and appear that they are the saviors of the poor.

Joseph E. Stiglitz for The New York Times Book Review says that Winners Take All is “entertaining and gripping.” Senator Brian Schatz says that this book is “one of the most insightful and provocative books.” Mark Kramer for Stanford Social Innovation Review says that this book has the “persuasive power to touch the hearts of even those readers, like myself, who are the targets of its criticism.” Huffington Post editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen says that this is “an extraordinarily important book.”

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