Winners take all : the elite charade of changing the world
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
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Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9780451493248, 0451493249
Physical Desc
288 pages ; 24 cm
Status
Falmouth - Main Library - Adult
303.4 GIR
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780451493248, 0451493249

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"A Borzoi book."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index.
Description
An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Giridharadas, A. (2018). Winners take all: the elite charade of changing the world (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Giridharadas, Anand. 2018. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Giridharadas, Anand. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Giridharadas, Anand. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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