Anand GiridharadasCancel billionaires.
“Gilded Age–type inequality does not just mean having too many with too little. It is warping the very social fabric of the country, stifling mobility, innovation, investment, and growth, and putting the country at political risk.”
Anand Giridharadas discusses his book “Winners Take All,” which explains how the super wealthy take advantage of U.S. financial policies while also looking p...
Anand Giridharadas"Real change involves the loss of power." Anyone telling you otherwise is working for the powerful.
Come for this conversation I had with @TrevorNoah on @thedailyshow. Stay for his answer about whether I managed to convince him.
President Trump's envoys drafted a statement for the new Ukrainian president. Plus, a public appeal to China to investigate Joe Biden.
Anand Giridharadas“He clearly knows something a wise person once said to me, which is that the value of a secret is its ability to be disclosed. So he tries to move the window of acceptability by publicly doing the very thing he is accused of doing in private” — @maggieNYT
TIME's Anand Giridharadas discusses his book "Winners Take All," which argues that the super-rich perform superficial acts of generosity while greedily hoarding their wealth.
Anand GiridharadasPlutes gonna plute.
Real change involves the loss of power.
The answer to a winners-take-all world is the winners taking less.
I wrote @winnerstakeall to give you infrared lenses to help you distinguish real and fake change.
Me on @TheDailyShow.
You know her last name, and her father-in-law, Rupert, the conservative media mogul. Now, she hopes to remove partisan obstacles to climate progress that her family’s empire helped build.
Anand GiridharadasWhen your family is tearing America apart and your fortune came from spreading climate denial, stepping out of the shadow isn’t enough.
James and Kathryn Murdoch are getting away with too easy a makeover.
They must first atone for how the money was made.
Fresh off sapping the water from a Pacific island and flogging pomegranate juice with questionable health claims, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the billionaire couple behind Fiji Water and POM Wonderful, are profiting off pistachios and almonds with...
Anand GiridharadasTfw when you donate $750 million to solve environmental problems BUT YOU ALSO ARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM
President of Ford Foundation Darren Walker Writes a Defense of Nuance in Era of Extremism: We cannot let perfect be the enemy of progress.
Anand GiridharadasI always read @darrenwalker's letters, because they tend to be powerful syntheses of the conversations people are having in the field -- and they often point toward where those conversations are, or should be, headed. What do you think?
Anand Giridharadas"The way we practice philanthropy too often allows for the obscenely wealthy to whitewash or greenwash their reputations through charity, rather than dismantling the systems that make their charity necessary," @darrenwalker writes in his annual letter.
Jeffrey Epstein’s entanglements with MIT and Harvard may end up spurring change in development offices nationwide.
Anand Giridharadas“What the universities offered him was a trade: respectability for money. For people like Jeffrey Epstein, once that trade is achieved, what you are doing is restoring their ability to commit that crime again.”
When asked about the legacy of slavery, Joe Biden lectured black people on their parenting abilities.
Anand Giridharadas"JOE BIDEN’S STUNNINGLY RACIST ANSWER ON THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED"
Now, that is a headline.
@ryangrim, in @theintercept, picks up on and contextualizes what much of the press continues to ignore.
The stories that drive the business world, by Felix Salmon.
Anand Giridharadas“By agreeing to participate in any fundraising activity where Epstein was present, I helped to repair his reputation and perpetuate injustice.”
@reidhoffman finally takes some responsibility. To @dearsarah’s point, what leadership roles will he now cede?
The cost of the country’s opioid crisis is estimated to have exceeded $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017, and is projected to cost an additional $500 billion by 2020, according to analysis released by Altarum, a nonprofit health research and consulting...
Anand Giridharadas"The cost of the country’s opioid crisis is estimated to have exceeded $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017, and is projected to cost an additional $500 billion by 2020," according to this report.
The Sacklers' cash settlement is 1/500th of that social cost.
The ultra-rich are using philanthropic vehicles to shield their wealth—it’s time Congress acted.
Anand Giridharadas"Billionaire philanthropy is funding hundreds of solutions to social problems, while defining the terms of the debate to exclude such strategies as progressive taxation and expanding worker rights."
Elegantly written by @Chuck99to1 in @TheNation.
Drivers will likely get health care and paid time off under the law.
Anand GiridharadasCalifornia has passed a landmark labor-rights law. It calls the bluff of the so-called new economy that turned out to be feudalism with Allbirds.
It matters because it shatters the core vision of Silicon Valley: that everything is a win-win.