Institutions Working Group
December 5, 2018 from 3:30-5:00 PM
The Institutions Working Group will convene a discussion of Anand Giridharadas’s Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. All are welcome. Although the whole lengthy excerpt is recommended discussion will focus especially on the Prologue, Chapter 2 (“Win-Win) and Chapter 5 (“The Critic and the Thought Leader”).
Reading available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Book:
An insider's 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.
About the book: “An insider’s 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….
Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.”
---Penguin Random House, 2018