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  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141990910
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

Winners Take All

The Elite Charade of Changing the World




'Hugely enjoyable. . . A spirited examination of the hypocrisy of the super-rich who claim they are helping the world' - Guardian

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 in 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.

  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780141990910
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for Winners Take All

Trenchant, provocative and well-researched. . . Read it and beware

Martha Lane Fox, Financial Times Books of the Year

Hugely enjoyable. . . A spirited examination of the hypocrisy of the super-rich who claim they are helping the world

Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian

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

A splendid polemic. . . Giridharadas writes brilliantly on the parasitic philanthropy industry

Economist

Giridharadas isn't afraid to speak his mind, even if it means taking down some of the most powerful people on the planet. . . He has started a movement with this scathing critique of a society that rewards monopolistic models, faux philanthropy and protects the interests of a wealthy few

Tabitha Goldstaub, Forbes

A fierce book. . . What gives Giridharadas's heartfelt critique such force is that he is a heretic, someone chosen for the equivalent of the priesthood in the new religion of philanthropy who had a revelation and decided to renounce the faith

Iain Martin, The Times

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