‍Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

The New York Times bestselling, 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. 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.

Share this post
Related posts
Books
‍Vote for Us: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting

Written by Joshua Douglas, this book gives anyone fed up with our current political environment the ideas and tools necessary to affect change in their own communities.

Books
Corporations are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations

Jeff Clements examines how Citizens United v. FEC and related cases have fabricated unprecedented rights and power for corporations and money, at the expense of human beings and democracy itself.

Research
Introduction to the Problem of Money in US Politics

Great disparity in the wealth of citizens has been a problem for the conduct of democracy since ancient Athens. At the outset of the American experiment in democracy only wealthy males over 21 could vote.