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We're hosting self-professed "flamethrower by temperament" Anand Giridharadas for a discussion of corporate philanthropy and what's needed to make our world a better place. Before or after the November 17 event, read more on this topic with the books below.
2018 by Giridharadas, AnandGet this item
Author and political analyst Giridharadas turns a critical eye on the world of corporate philanthropy and the myth that these efforts will overcome the structural inequality created by the very people "giving back."
2012 by Freeland, ChrystiaGet this item
Maybe you saw Anand Giridharadas wearing a "Plutes Gonna Plute" shirt on his Daily Show appearance. If you want to learn more than a slogan about the rise of the superrich, Freeland provides a well-researched, global view
2017 by Callahan, DavidGet this item
Like Giridharadas, Callahan argues that "activist donors" (think Mark Zuckerberg) are working the charity sector primarily for their own benefit. He calls for greater transparency and oversight.
Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good2016 by Collins, ChuckGet this item
Giving up his trust fund at age 26 and choosing to fight inequality instead, Chuck Collins outlines real, concrete ways, centered around humanity and empathy, that the superrich can and should combat income inequality.
2013 by Stern, KenGet this item
The former CEO of National Public Radio writes an expose on charities and nonprofits, calling for reform that embraces accountability and "measure-ability."