Anand Giridharadas on predatory philanthropy

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(photo/MacKenzie Stroh)

(photo/MacKenzie Stroh)

Guest: Anand Giridharadas

Do-gooder billionaires–people like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros–often tout their commitment to social change, tackling inequities, and making the world a better place. But, ANAND GIRIDHARADAS argues that these global elites’ philanthropic work actually just preserves the status quo and benefits the wealthy and well-connected. In his new book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Giridharadas, a former New York Times journalist, explores the ways these social entrepreneurs either fool themselves or cover-up the fact that they may be causing a lot of the problems they claim to want to solve.

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