Winners Take All Winners Take All

Winners Take All

The Elite Charade of Changing the World

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The 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. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news.

"Impassioned.... Entertaining reading.” The Washington Post

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. They rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; they lavishly reward “thought leaders” who redefine “change” in ways that preserve the status quo; and they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm.  
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? His groundbreaking investigation has already forced a great, sorely needed reckoning among the world’s wealthiest and those they hover above, and it 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.

August 28
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

SteveC0613 ,

Anand Giridharadas shows how winners really take all

I saw the author interviewed on a Bay Area PBS station. He was articulate and insightful, so I immediately downloaded the book. This is an excellent read for anyone interested in economic social justice and the origin, evolution and sustaining power of the current system.

PalatableDinner ,

Winners Take All

Highly recommend people read this well written, informative, and transparent book that examines the ways in which the ultra rich market and rationalize maintaining the capitalist culture and systems that only truly benefit a few while oppressing the rest. It highlights the importance of voting for legislations and people, both locally and nationally, who acknowledge and aim to fix the problems in our systems and democracy in meaningful ways rather than abandon it in favor of workarounds that only treat symptoms and empower plutocrats.

kelly_sfz ,

Long and Indigestible

I really liked the author’s points, generally speaking. My issue was mostly the writing style. The author used several examples to back-up his points, but then jumped into the next topic, without summarizing the main point the example just provided. It was also very wordy, lots of saying the same things but in different ways, to the extent that half of the book could have been cut out and his arguments would’ve still had weight. The prologue gave me a headache, and the chapters were unnecessarily long.

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