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Winners Take All

The Elite Charade of Changing the World
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, written and read by Anand Giridharadas. 

The New York Times best seller. 

What explains the spreading backlash against the global elite? In this revelatory investigation, Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, showing how the elite follow a 'win-win' logic, fighting for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten their position at the top. 

But why should our gravest problems be solved by consultancies, technology companies and corporate-sponsored charities instead of public institutions and elected officials? Why should we rely on scraps from the winners? Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for elites and citizens alike.

©2019 Anand Giridharadas (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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"Entertaining and gripping.... For those at the helm, the philanthropic plutocrats and aspiring 'change agents' who believe they are helping but are actually making things worse, it's time for a reckoning with their role in this spiraling dilemma." (Joseph Stiglitz, New York Times Book Review)

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To agree or disagree? That is the question...

A worthwhile read for those interested in social politics. Read by the author and well captivating, keeping attention till the end. Finally meeting some names of which the background story has been in other cases, conveniently left out. Mentioning multiple facets of inequality and the reasons thereof. Encouraging critical thinking. Should be used as part of a curriculum for social sciences.

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  • Daniel
  • 31/12/2019

Repetitive and narrow minded

Some elements of his ideas are of course universal like equal opportunity for all and that billionaires are biased and live in a bubble. However claiming Trump is a racist or white supremacist as he is against illegal immigration is self indulgent adolescent narcissism. The author is as biased as a news anchor and the premise of the book is spread too thinly over too many chapters. I think billionaire philanthropy being an ironic contradiction in terms was probably already obvious to most people. Good to listen to if you want to hear what the 'woke' think, and increasing opportunities for middle and working class Americans is something I think most people agree on.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08/11/2019

very good, scary and depressing

this book really opened my eyes to the hypocrisy of the philanthropic rich. it is such a shame we can't focus on bettering our world civilisation instead of funneling progress and productivity you to the 1%. What are we doing that allows 8 people have the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world.

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  • Joerg Osarek
  • 14/05/2020

Good information and insightsbut very long-winded.

i wish the author would have come quicker to his conclusion and would have clearer and more directly pointed out what he sees as the problem and how to adress it. I am missing a good guiding structure. it was kind of pakn listening it through to the end.

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  • Miguel Pavez
  • 20/07/2019

Eye opening

Really helps you re-think the system and where you are inserted. Deep thanks yo the author.

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  • A Stage
  • 02/04/2019

A must read for the upper middle class

This book is eye opening, the arguments are well structured and really makes you think about why we are destined to fail the working classes now and in the future.