Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas


Writer, working on a book for @AAKnopf. Author of @TheTrueAmerican & #IndiaCalling. Bylines at @NYTimes. Chats at TED & on TV. Husband of @PriyaParker. Father.

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“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.

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The cultural common sense is shifting, and we're no longer taken in by these MarketWorld pretensions, and @qz  ought to catch up with the times. Ahem:

@FT  . @TheEconomist , @WSJ , @FastCompany , , and others have all run many articles in the last few years questioning their own intellectual moorings, acknowledging that the old doing-well-by-doing-good trope wasn't the salvation promised. Be best @qz , , or at least better.

"We are not getting transformational reform because we have outsourced the job of changing the world to the people with the most to lose from real change" -- my words in...Breitbart? I love it when the right hate-reports on/amplifies my ideas.

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.

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@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!

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I’ve seen many interviews with billionaires about the candidacies of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Has anyone done a similarly well-publicized, primetime interview with a person on food stamps or in suffocating debt about their candidacies?

It’s over. Gordon Sondland’s devastating testimony must end the Trump presidency. But that’s not all. It is now plausible that Vice President Pence should face an impeachment inquiry as well. And Mike Pompeo.

🚨, my Dutch brother from another mother and the specter that haunted Davos, causes Tucker Carlson to have a meltdown. The episode didn’t air, but now the footage has been leaked.

At @KamalaHarris 's lowest moments in the polls, she has outpolled @MikeBloomberg . That she is now out and he's just getting started tells you so much about how money, power, race, and gender work in America.

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?

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