Anand GiridharadasOne billionaire, afraid of spreading populism and calls to tax him heavily and break up his company, called another billionaire to see if he’d do him a solid and run for president.
Wall Street has not been shy in expressing reservations over Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) presidential candidacy — given her desire to install a wealth tax. Now, you can add one of the world�
@BillGates, the great philanthropist of our age, is so attached to his own wealth that he refuses to rule out voting to re-elect a white nationalist demagogue over Elizabeth Warren.
Anand GiridharadasLet me get this straight, @Boeing.
You try to save money by not retraining pilots on a new tool and thwarting regulation, and your decisions may have killed scores of people, and now you want credit for "giving back"?
Next time, just take less lustily.
Anand Giridharadas, Time Magazine editor-at-large, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the changing landscape of capitalism and whether businesses will take stakeholders into account in business practices.
In his defense against Bernie Sanders’ call to abolish billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg makes claims that are elitist and wrong
Anand GiridharadasFacebook is making a splash about donating $1 billion over a decade — $100 million per year — to housing.
By comparison, @BernieSanders’ proposed wealth tax would cost Zuckerberg 55 times that annual spend in its first year: $5.5 billion.
Facebook said it is providing $1 billion to help ease a shortage of affordable housing in Silicon Valley, the third tech giant this year to commit to addressing the issue as the industry seeks to soften the impact of its rapid growth.
Anand GiridharadasWhen plutocrats fund feminism, they prefer helping girls to women, @abigaildisney argues:
“Girls don’t do inconvenient things like want rights and want to vote and want equal pay. Once they turn into women, they start being too politically threatening.“
Anand Giridharadas testifies before the Dutch parliament about plutocracy and democracy.
Anand GiridharadasSo I was called before the Dutch Parliament, because lawmakers here apparently like to learn new stuff.
“In my country,” I told them, “a writer has a greater chance of being run over by the presidential golf cart.”
Here’s the video, and then some notes.
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.