Evening talk

Wednesday 16 January 2019

6:45pm

Philanthropy isn't working

Anand Giridharadas, author of "Winners Take All"

In conjunction with how to: Academy we bring you Anand Giridharadas – author of the acclaimed new book, Winners Take All.

Anand takes the view that philanthropy simply isn’t working, and in many cases does more harm than good. He argues that global elite’s efforts to fight for equality and justice fail to change the world. Instead they address the symptoms, preserving the status quo and obscuring the elites’ own culpability.

Rather than relying on the whims of the winners, we must take on the gruelling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions, fixing the core social infrastructure problem, and insisting that elites give up some power along with their money.

Anand Giridharadas

“[Winners Take All is] an indispensable guide for those perplexed by the rising public anger toward ‘change-making’ elites.”

Michael Sandel