Writer, working on a book for @AAKnopf. Author of @TheTrueAmerican & #IndiaCalling. Bylines at @NYTimes. Chats at TED & on TV. Husband of @PriyaParker. Father.
“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.”
I once wrote a paragraph about why people like Hank Paulson and Erskine Bowles will not rescue us. Here it is.
I’m blown away by @juliaoftoronto ’s investigative deep dive into how the consigliere of big pharma companies, sugary drink firms, and big banks insinuated itself into the core of the public health world, which was trying to solve the problems many of its clients were worsening.
The plutocrats are telling us exactly who they are, and it is amazing that there are actually presidential candidates who carry water for them in a way some of them refuse to carry water for themselves. From CAPITAL WITHOUT BORDERS by Brooke Harrington.
@MikeBloomberg is a case study in how making billions in business gives you the opportunity to “give back” on a vast scale, which gives you a means of grabbing power to advance the interests of you and your class. And this is a story from 2008!
Amazing video of @IvankaTrump trying to butt in to actual world leaders’ conversation and their unconcealable irritation.
Joe Biden's answer on how to address the legacy of slavery was appalling -- and disqualifying. It ended in a sermon implying that black parents don't know how to raise their own children. This cannot go on. #DemDebate
Another day, another Paleolithic Biden moment. A young woman is asking him a serious, critical question. He grabs her hands. Why? As she persists, he pats them patronizingly and says “Thank you for admiring me so much.” This is a man from another time.
I will never be able to understand the dripping skepticism of so many in American media toward social policies that are already in place in virtually every other rich country. Are you saying that we, the richest country in human civilization, are uniquely unable to afford them?