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Anand Giridharadas with Joy-Ann Reid: Winners Take All | Author Talks

NYPL Author Talks | Recorded live at the New York Public Library, Celeste Auditorium, on September 5, 2018.

An award-winning journalist travels to the inner sanctums of the new gilded age to chronicle the global elites who are setting out to remake the fight for equality and social justice in their own images. Around the planet some of the world’s richest and most powerful citizens lead passionate campaigns to solve the manifold social and political problems that divide the haves and the have nots. Anand Giridharadas, journalist and winner of the Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award, asks whether those who have profited from “our highly inequitable status quo” are the best candidates to narrow the divides that have benefited them the most. When are their solutions democratic and universal, and when do they reflect and support the biases that introduced the inequity in the first place?

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