“Extreme wealth is a sign of a failing economic system,” says a new Oxfam report on global inequality.
Anand Giridharadas“If everyone sat on their wealth piled up in $100 bills, most people would be sitting on the floor, a middle-class person from a rich country would be the height of a chair, and the world’s two richest men would be sitting in space.”
Anand Giridharadas“162 billionaires, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world.
“There are 2,153 billionaires globally, and, in 2019, they held more wealth combined than 4.6 billion.”
This must end.
Critics say the gathering of elites is out of touch. But the World Economic Forum’s founder, Klaus Schwab, is still making the case that the annual event in Switzerland makes a difference.
Anand GiridharadasLast year, I called for Davos to be canceled. It wasn't.
This year, I would call on the attendees to put out a joint statement declaring neoliberalism a bankrupt ideology and committing to pay more taxes and stop thwarting public policies to help people.
Michael Lind’s “The New Class War” sees class divisions at the heart of America’s current political divide.
Anand GiridharadasTrump supporters are America’s real victims.
So claims Michael Lind’s new book.
The liberal elite oppresses them via P.C. culture, health food, anti-whiteness, and false charges of racism.
Fortunately, I had a chance to review this book.
Anand GiridharadasAny wise analysis of America in the Trump era must combine an understanding of oligarchy with an understanding of racism.
Otherwise, you are flying one wing short of a takeoff.
My latest for @nytimesbooks.
Anand GiridharadasMichael Lind and I agree on one thing: America is living through a Brown Scare.
But he thinks the Brown Scare is people falsely calling Trump racist.
I think the Brown Scare is me being brown and scared of Trump’s racism.
We review. You decide.
The 30 most dangerous corporations in the industry, ranked by the people who know.
Anand GiridharadasWhat a difference a decade makes in the culture.
A serious publication ranking tech companies not by their pretensions of do-gooding but by the harm they actually do.
We’re getting pickier about corporate philanthropy.
Anand Giridharadas"It used to be that corporate donations were an easy source of good PR. As the backlash against Amazon’s bushfires donation shows, that’s not as true anymore."
A smart reflection by @KelseyTuoc.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, knows the Senate is unlikely to convict President Trump. So he is focusing on what constitutes a fair trial — and trying to put Republicans in a box.
Anand GiridharadasA fine @nytimes portrait of a decent man unsuited to an historic moment.
For a rising generation of leaders, grasping the moment we’re in — and thus fearlessly resisting corporate money, senseless war, and racist authoritarianism — will be vital.
We analyzed some of the most popular social studies textbooks used in California and Texas. Here’s how political divides shape what students learn about the nation’s history.
Anand GiridharadasTexas is rewriting school textbooks to fit a Fox News worldview. And the filter bubbling of American life is now being advanced through our schools.
A sickening report, full of revelations, by the brilliant @DanaGoldstein.
Wealthy property owners are fleeing high-tax states like New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for the Sunshine State, which has no state income or estate tax.
Anand GiridharadasSo you make your cash in New York, which spends twice as much on public services for you per capita than Florida, and then you move to Florida, since now your cash is made and you don’t need the advantages New York provides and the ladder can be pulled up.
Chevron donates $1million for Australian fire relief efforts
Anand GiridharadasDear Chevron,
We don't need you to do more good. We need you to do less harm.
We don't need you to give back. We need you to take less.
We don't need you to make a difference. We need you to stop making a killing at the planet's expense.
A year ago today, we launched this campaign for big, structural change. In just a few minutes, I'll be speaking live about the optimism I'll be carrying into 2020. #Warren2020
Anand GiridharadasThis @ewarren speech felt like a revelation and a fresh approach to the progressive cause.
With a refrain of “Imagine an America...”, it was less about the fight alone, more about visualizing life after the fight.
Candidates at all levels should watch.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus...
Socialists err dangerously when they assume a market economy is a conscious project.
Anand GiridharadasFloors aren’t for walking.
Gloves aren’t for hands.
A horse isn’t an animal.
France isn’t a country.
The climate isn’t changing.
Green isn’t a color.
The president isn’t a criminal.
Murdoch is a good man.
Happy Opposite Day from @WSJ!
Anand Giridharadas“The death of God, announced by Nietzsche in the 1880s, is still proving to be traumatic. In contrast, the death of Economic Man will be a balm to the soul.”
💥 to see @winnerstakeall stand alongside other titles in this brilliant Paul Collier review.
The Gates Foundation brought billions of dollars to the sector — and a business-friendly ethos consultants could exploit.
Anand Giridharadas“The problem with the winner-take-all approach to solving public problems is that the winners, McKinsey among them, get to shape what change is and ignore their role in perpetuating the very problems they claim to be solving.”