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Anand Giridharadas

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Why philanthropy isn’t the answer (with Anand Giridharadas)

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

Few books have shaken the philanthropy world more than ‘Winners Take All’, Anand Giridharadas’s blistering critique of wealthy do-gooders. Global elites who ostentatiously give away hundreds of millions of dollars, he argues, are actually just preserving the status quo that grants them power in the first place. On this episode, originally recorded and released in October 2019, Anand joins Nick and Goldy to explain how do-gooding can perpetuate inequality. Anand Giridharadas is a writer. His most recent book, ‘Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,’ is a national bestseller. He is an editor-at-large for TIME, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Twitter: @AnandWritesFurther reading: Winners Take All: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/539747/winners-take-all-by-anand-giridharadas/9780451493248Beware Rich People Who Say They Want to Change the World: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/opinion/sunday/wealth-philanthropy-fake-change.html Website: http://pitchforkeconomics.com/Twitter: @PitchforkEconInstagram: @pitchforkeconomicsNick’s twitter: @NickHanauer


5 Oct 2021

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Ep. 196: "Warren Buffett Is Living Off YOU" (w/ Anand Giridharadas)

Rumble with Michael Moore

The private tax returns of America's wealthiest few individuals were just leaked to the non-profit journalists at ProPublica and they reveal an American plutocracy that has completely avoided paying personal taxes. We already knew that the wealthiest corporations were able to maneuver the tax code to their benefit, but the levels at which the ultra-wealthy are able to avoid taxes is maddening. And it is all LEGAL. Michael is joined by journalist and author Anand Giridharadas to discuss how they've been able to rig the system, why this is Exhibit A for why we need a wealth tax, and why so many working class Americans have been indoctrinated into supporting the rich and being against taxing them more. Plus, Michael responds to your emails about his proposal for The Department of Public Safety and Compassion. You can reach him at: mike@michaelmoore.com Join Michael Moore's Email List! https://forms.gle/GybSsjJePrzZLaRL9 Sign up for Anand's Newsletter! https://the.ink/ ProPublica: The Secret IRS Files Inside the Tax Records of the .001% Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax You May Be Paying a Higher Tax Rate Than a Billionaire https://www.propublica.org/article/you-may-be-paying-a-higher-tax-rate-than-a-billionaire Listen to Episode 194: Welcome To The Department of Public Safety & Compassion https://apple.co/2TlCjYs Music in the episode: "Money" - Pink Floyd https://youtu.be/-0kcet4aPpQ Special offer for Rumble listeners: Get 15% off Raycon Earbuds! BuyRaycon.com/rumble --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message


11 Jun 2021

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Episode 61 - How Billionaires Won COVID (w/ Anand Giridharadas)

Bad Faith

Brie and Virgil speak to writer Anand Giridharadas about how billionaires managed to gain ground during the COVID crisis, and the narratives elites circulate to justify the growing inequality between the 99% and the 1%. After the interview, Briahna reflects on how in college she was indoctrinated into the "win win" ideology that obscures capitalism's victims. At the top of the episode, Virgil gives an NFT update, and Brie reviews some clips showing how the media is manufacturing consent for the Biden agenda. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to join our hypothetical Discord and instantly unlock our full premium episode library, including this week's subscriber-only bonus episode: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcast Find Winners Take All at Penguin Random House or your local bookseller. Subscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod). Produced by Ben Dalton (@wbend). Theme by Nick Thorburn (@nickfromislands).

1hr 54mins

8 Apr 2021

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Capital Killing Has D.C. On Edge + A Conversation with Anand Giridharadas

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Michael discusses how the latest capital killing reopened the wounds of January 6th making him realize the depth of our own national trauma from what has become a ceaseless cycle of violence. Then Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, joins Mea Culpa to discuss President Biden’s bold plan to put Big Government to work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 26mins

5 Apr 2021

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Ep. 171: Anand Giridharadas -- Rumble 25 Million LIVE

Rumble with Michael Moore

Anand Giridharadas is one of the world’s most thoughtful and persuasive writers and thinkers and was one of our favorite guests when this podcast first started in the final days of 2019. He joined us last week during our celebration of Rumble surpassing 25 million downloads. He and Michael discuss the first several weeks of the Biden administration, the difference between "Scranton Joe" and "Delaware Joe," how Trumpism is a "revolt against the future," and looking ahead to how America will become a "superpower of color."Subscribe and Read to Anand's The Ink: https://the.ink/ Read Anand's "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9781101972670 Listen to Anand's first appearance on Rumble: Episode 9: Please Let Me Rob You, I’m Woke (Featuring Anand Giridharadas) https://rumble.media/episode/ep-9-please-let-me-rob-you-im-woke-feat-anand-giridharadas/ Watch the two movies Michael mentioned: "All In: The Fight for Democracy" https://www.amazon.com/All-Fight-Democracy-Stacey-Abrams/dp/B08FRQQKD5 "Time" https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08J7DDGJY --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message


8 Mar 2021

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When the Profit Motive Kills With Anand Giridharadas


The consulting firm McKinsey has agreed to pay nearly $600 million for its role in advising Purdue on how to push opioids sales, even at the cost of human lives. The details of their work are gruesome and should demand self-reflection among all those who work in big business. Has the profit motive gone out of control, and do business schools have a role to play in creating this culture?Anand Giridharadas says yes to both questions. He's the author of the renowned book "Winners Take All" and the publisher of "The Ink" on Substack. He joins us in this episode to discuss McKinsey, the culture of profits at all costs, and how businesses use philanthropy to distract us from the price we all pay.


25 Feb 2021

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What's Wrong with Philanthropy? Anand Giridharadas and Anne McElvoy

Intelligence Squared Business

This week's episode features an event with Anand Giridharadas who came to the Intelligence Squared stage to explain what he calls the charade whereby wealthy CEOs, political leaders and do-gooder celebrities fight for equality and justice any way they can – except in ways that threaten the social order and their position at its pinnacle. He was in conversation with Anne McElvoy senior editor of the Economist and host of 'The Economist Asks' podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Jan 2021

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Anand Giridharadas: Are Elites Really Making the World a Better Place?


With record unemployment, increasing income inequality and soaring poverty, it’s hard to escape the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is one group of people that have fared well. The world’s billionaires are 27% richer than they were last year. As of July, their wealth has soared to a record high of $10.2 trillion. In the absence of a strong social safety net --  these are the people our society turns to for help. But is this philanthropy model working?  For his 2018 book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, Anand Giridharadas spent three years embedded with the donor class. He found that many of the same people who are trying to save the planet, are actually responsible for making it worse, but he’s hopeful that our society is poised to turn a corner after 2020. “And so I think about this year as being obviously just one of unendurable pain for so many people, of a tremendous amount of loss. You know, we're getting to the level of one in a thousand Americans no longer being with us at the end of this year because of COVID alone. And yet also I think there is a way in which we're going to look back on this moment as generating not 2020 hindsight, but 2020 foresight where we might look back on this year as the year that freed us of certain illusions and, and compelled us to, to choose a different way. And what I hope is we're going to come out of this time exuberant, joyful, ready to celebrate, ready to enjoy physical space together again, but also politically galvanized to build the next chapter of the American story, because this one, this story is done.This chapter is bankrupted itself. We have learned very clearly from this year. And from these years that we have not been living, right. We just have not been living right. Our society was designed wrong and the immense pain and the immense loss of this year only confirms that. And so my hope is that we come out of this with an appetite, well, to enjoy, to celebrate, to live again fully but also to transform this country.” Guest:  Anand Giridharadas, Author and publisher of The.Ink Host: Markos Kounalakis, Visiting fellow, Hoover Institution  If you appreciate this episode and want to support the work we do, please consider making a donation to World Affairs. We cannot do this work without your help. Thank you.​


28 Dec 2020

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S1 / E3 A Land of Contradictions w/ Guest Anand Giridharadas

Conversations with Marianne Williamson

Some people talk and all we want to do is listen. Author and journalist Anand Giridharadas is one of those people. His most recent book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, explores the rigging of the American system and how even the most altruistic billionaires are doing more harm than good while ostensibly “giving back” to society. The two also dive deep into America’s dark history while acknowledging its light, what Marianne refers to as the “both and” that’s embedded in our country from its founding. Looking to the future, they talk about how the country can move forward and how we can form a more just society for all.  For more information please visit TheMarianneWilliamsonPodcast.com and Anand’s website, Anand.Ly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

4 Nov 2020

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Masha Gessen with Anand Giridharadas – Surviving Autocracy 20 October 2020 – Audio

Lannan Podcasts

Recorded on YouTube on 20 October 2020. Masha Gessen is the author of eleven books and a staff writer for the New Yorker. In addition to Surviving Autocracy (2020), their recent books include The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (2017), which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy (2015), about the Boston Marathon bombers; and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012). They spoke with Anand Giridharadas, who is an editor-at-large for Time magazine, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at New York University. This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books. https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.lannan.org/podcasts/gessen-201020-rc.mp3 Duration: 1:20:11 You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

1hr 20mins

29 Oct 2020