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Anand Giridharadas: "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" | Talks at Google
Anand Giridharadas, MSNBC analyst and Aspen Institute fellow, discusses his new book, "Winners Take All," which explores the philanthropic practices of the global elite and argues that they reinforce social inequities rather than ameliorate them.
talks-at-google  anand-giridharadas  inequality  equity  racism  systemic-racism  institutional-racism 
october 2018 by yolandaenoch
Opinion | Beware Rich People Who Say They Want to Change the World - The New York Times
American elites are monopolizing progress, and monopolies can be broken. Aggressive policies to protect workers, redistribute income, and make education and health affordable would bring real change. But such measures could also prove expensive for the winners. Which gives them a strong interest in convincing the public that they can help out within the system that so benefits the winners.

President Trump is what we get when we trust the rich to fix what they are complicit in breaking.
inequality  anand-giridharadas  politics  the-one-percent  income-inequality  education-inequality  universal-healthcare  david-rubenstein 
august 2018 by yolandaenoch
Anand Giridharadas on Mark Zuckerberg's History
Mark Zuckerberg will go down in history as a tragic figure, and one befitting an age of billionaire savior delusions. He claimed to change the world even as he maimed his country. He pledged to rid the world of diseases while ignoring the disease he was spreading.
Twitter-moments  mark-zuckerberg  facebook  politics  anand-giridharadas 
march 2018 by yolandaenoch
Any thoughtful person of influence who puffs up Trump by meeting him & fails to use their power to speak up about his dangers is a disgrace.
If you are a billionaire, wholly safe, and you still can't muster the courage to speak your truths, what hope is there for the rest of us?

How can you write a book telling women to raise their hands more and seek higher pay as a path to social equality, and be silent about him?

How can you run a company pledging to organize all the world's information, and say nothing about a man who is waging a war on information?
anand-giridharadas  donald-trump  silicon-valley  leadership  courage  sheryl-sandberg  tim-cook  elon-musk  larry-page  facebook  google  tesla  apple 
december 2016 by yolandaenoch
Doublespeak in the New Economy
“In separate rulings this month, a pair of federal judges in California dealt the doublespeak a blow, shredding arguments that Uber and Lyft depend on.”
values  economy  anand-giridharadas  ss 
may 2015 by jasonsutter
Anand Giridharadas: 7 signs you are clueless about income inequality
“The thing I was trying to get people to think about is how they invest their lives and their day jobs in addressing these issues. The dominant paradigm in this crowd,” he said, motioning to the scrum of overachievers walking around us at TED, “is business as usual in your day job: Sell them hamburgers and soft drinks, trade stocks, and take a small bit of that money and rescue abused amputee war refugees in Sierra Leone who have Ebola. Because of the sheer enormity of the issues, that covers up that what you do for a living adds to people’s suffering.”
anand-giridharadas  ted  income-inequality 
march 2015 by yolandaenoch

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