Anand Giridharadas is an American writer of Indian descent. He is a former columnist for The New York Times, and he is also the author of three books: India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, and Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.
Andrew and Zach recap the Big Tech hearings in Congress and take a closer look at some of Amazon's anti-competitive practices. Bestselling author Anand Giridharadas joins to talk about why philanthropy won't save us and tries to solve Democrats' messaging problem. Watch this conversation on YouTube: Giridharadas - | | Yang - | Graumann - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Journalist and Winners Take All author Anand Giridharadas talks with Recode's Kara Swisher in these excerpts from two of our favorite episodes, originally published in October 2018 and May 2019. They discuss the growing culture of inequality in the tech industry and around the world, how elites use philanthropy as a shield for the damage they have inflicted on others, and what the ultra-rich should do instead of acting as de facto political leaders. Plus: What the government should do to rein them in, and the unintended legacy of Donald Trump.Featuring:Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites), author, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the WorldHosts:Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-largeMore to explore:On Reset, Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.On Recode Media, Peter Kafka interviews business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters about the collision of tech and media.On Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about the big tech news stories of the week, who's winning, who's failing, and what comes next.And on Season 1 of Land of the Giants, Jason Del Rey chronicled the rise of Amazon — and now, on Season 2, Peter Kafka and Rani Molla are examining "the Netflix effect."About Recode by Vox:Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.Follow Us:Newsletter: Recode DailyTwitter: @Recode and @voxdotcom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
We are joined by Anand Giridharadas to talk about his book 'Winners take all: the elite charade of changing the world" (Dutch translation: "Waarom de superrijken de wereld niet zullen veranderen"). We talk about billionaire philanthropists and the harm they inflict on society, the system that keeps them in power, why today’s tech monopolies are so much more dangerous than the steel, oil and railroad monopolies of old, and the curse of solutionism. For more information, see: Music: Dexter Britain (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0),
On this episode of Stay Tuned, "The Plutocrat’s Status Quo," host Preet Bharara answers your questions about:-- The indictment of Rudy Giuliani’s associates, brought by SDNY prosecutors-- Giuliani’s refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena related to the impeachment inquiry into President Trump-- Last week’s Stay Tuned interview with George Conway, conservative lawyer and Trump criticAnand Giridharadas is an author, editor-at-large for TIME magazine, political analyst at MSNBC, and cultural critic. He joins Preet to discuss his most recent book, now out in paperback, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World.To hear bonus clips from the interview, try two free weeks of CAFE Insider membership.Sign up to receive free references and supplemental materials for Stay Tuned episodes, a weekly newsletter, and updates from Preet.As always, tweet your questions to @PreetBharara with hashtag #askpreet, email us at, or call 699-247-7338 to leave a voicemail. 
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Sep 27th, 1981
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7 hours, 23 minutes
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