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Freedom Readers Book Club
October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hello Readers, Our September discussion will be at Laurel Sorlie’s Home. We are discussing:
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, by Anand Giridharadas
Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can–except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward “thought leaders” who redefine “change” in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity.
Join us for a discussion of this amazing and thought-provoking book. Contact Mimi Alkire (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in attending.