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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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it never gets old landing in new york
It never gets old, landing in New York.
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shes hardly alone bankers do it tech people do it so many plutes do it what they dont realize is that its bett
She’s hardly alone. Bankers do it. Tech people do it. So many plutes do it. What they don’t realize is that it’s better to be kind to people in your day job, where you have power, than in your little side hustles of virtue.
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she is not a bad apple she is an exhibit of a widespread plutocratic tendency strive by philanthropic moonligh
She is not a bad apple. She is an exhibit of a widespread plutocratic tendency: strive by philanthropic moonlight to save the world, while working by operational daylight to undermine the very people you aim to help — at much greater scale.
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jamie dimon depends on us forgetting but we remember
Jamie Dimon depends on us forgetting, but we remember. https://t.co/rRlDQ5jPuH
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this is the move cause a problem profit from it evade justice for it then point out the problem with sadness i
This is the move. Cause a problem. Profit from it. Evade justice for it. Then point out the problem with sadness in your voice. Become a thought leader on the solution. Edge your way into the solution leadership. Use that position to marginalize solutions that would cost you.
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arsonist criticizes fire
Arsonist criticizes fire. https://t.co/KN3EYG8RKn
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an uncomfortable commonality between those who put faith in donald trump and those who put faith in bob muelle
An uncomfortable commonality between those who put faith in Donald Trump and those who put faith in Bob Mueller is a belief in parachuting saviors rather than in the civic grind of making democracy work better from the bottom up.
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and let me get this out of the way before the plutes say it the sacklers are not bad apples they are a biopsy
And let me get this out of the way before the plutes say it: the Sacklers are not bad apples. They are a biopsy from a diseased body politic.

A glimpse of the system that we luckily get to see, a glimpse that suggests what may be going on in all the places we don’t get to see.
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often the way our society really works is invisible so i want to thank the sacklers for making a demonstration
Often the way our society really works is invisible.

So I want to thank the Sacklers for making a demonstration of the corruption of an American system that tells rich people to make as much money as possible, however they can, then sprinkle a bit back. https://t.co/udxaUpqwCF
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the sackler family has long benefited from what i call the aspen consensus that generosity can substitute for
The Sackler family has long benefited from what I call the Aspen Consensus.

That generosity can substitute for justice.

That doing good can cover up doing harm.

That giving back can obscure cruel taking.

Now the consensus is cracking and justice looms. https://t.co/udxaUpqwCF

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a true story about petebuttigieg
A true story about @PeteButtigieg.
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my dutch brother from another mother and the specter that haunted davos causes tucker carlson to have a meltd
🚨@rcbregman, 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. https://t.co/EdMlZQFFBZ
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stunning new data the worlds 2200 billionaires grew 12 percent wealthier in 2018 meanwhile the bottom half of
Stunning new data:

The world’s 2,200 billionaires grew 12 percent wealthier in 2018. Meanwhile, the bottom half of the world got 11 percent poorer.

Don’t be Pinkered into everything’s-getting-better complacency.

The few are monopolizing progress.

https://t.co/89ZZWFpz6S
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ask yourself how the college scandal makes you feel now realize this this is how lots of other systems that yo
Ask yourself how the college scandal makes you feel.

Now realize this. This is how lots of other systems that you will never glimpse also work — from banking to healthcare to housing to justice.

The only thing that makes this case special is that you got to see it.
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the juiciest most revealing fact in the college bribery story isn t the hollywood celebrities it s a guy named
The juiciest, most revealing fact in the college-bribery story isn't the Hollywood celebrities. It's a guy named Bill, whose alleged involvement tells us everything we need to know about our age. https://t.co/VzXhDRvrJz
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but i was wrong and the story has a moral never underestimate the defensiveness of very rich people who believ
But I was wrong, and the story has a moral: Never underestimate the defensiveness of very rich people who believe they’re progressive and who are willing to give back in any way they can — except by surrendering any of their privileges, advantages, or immunities.
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so apparently some famous writer was disgraced this week and a venerable literary organization asked me to fil
So apparently some famous writer was disgraced this week and a venerable literary organization asked me to fill in for him at a dinner to raise money for imperiled writers around the world.

You won’t believe what ensued.
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the crux of the college scandal many rich americans are no longer content with the generalized rigging of amer
The crux of the college scandal:

Many rich Americans are no longer content with the generalized rigging of America in their favor.

They want extra, private, bottle-service, bespoke rigging, over and above the unfair advantages they're forced to share with other rich people.
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if you tax rich people more and use the money to make public colleges free they would have less money lying ar
If you tax rich people more and use the money to make public colleges free, they would have less money lying around to Photoshop their children into private colleges.
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heading to silicon valley soon to pitch my new app gofundme for things like teachers supplies and peoples heal
Heading to Silicon Valley soon to pitch my new app:

GoFundMe for things like teachers’ supplies and people’s healthcare expenses, but really done at scale.

Thinking of calling it Government.
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