[Video] – Democracy Now – Anand Giridharadas On The College Bribery Scandal And The 1%

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  • #39104

    ThouArtThat
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    Part One

    Part Two

    "They must find it difficult ... Those who have taken authority as the truth,
    Rather than truth as the authority."
    - Gerald Massey

    "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
    - Jiddu Krishnamurti

    “Wisdom tells me I am nothing.  Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows."
    - Nisargadatta Maharaj

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    The author is former NYT, & now editor at large for Time Mag, which used to be an outlet controlled by the ptb — I wonder why he’s at liberty to discuss these topics

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    I’ve read two of Giridharadas’s books. Not just Winners Take All, but also A True American.

    Both are outstanding. He’s an ethical, sensitive, but still hard-hitting writer. What makes his books so powerful is that he personalizes things. What makes Winners Take All unique is that he writes from the perspective of an insider. In that respect, he’s a bit like Wendell Potter writing about the corruption of the health insurance industry. He definitely knows what he’s writing about.

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    AG says in the interview that Bill McGlashan, Head of the Rise Fund (see below with the usual phonies, yeah Bono in the house, also Branson & Skoll), a fund supposedly ‘investing’ in downtrodden communities, in ways that are also profitable for the fund (aka ‘Impact Investing’), probably the biggest such fund in the world.

    At the same time BG was talking up his do-goodism for the lower orders, he was bribing officials to get his own little darlings into good schools “working to rig the system to make sure that those people he was supposedly empowering would never be able to compete with his son”

    Why does anyone look up to these creeps?

     

    “McGlashan, an outspoken advocate of ethical investing, is also known for partnering with fellow social impact-minded leaders such as Bono on The Rise Fund, a social impact investing fund TPG manages. The Silicon Valley investor has been charged with making a $50,000 charitable contribution in order to falsify his son’s ACT test results and thereby get his son admitted to the University of Southern California. Court documents show McGlashan discussed repeating the ACT cheating scheme for his two younger children.”

    http://fortune.com/2019/03/12/college-admissions-cheating-scandal-bribery-bill-mcglashan-tpg-growth/

     

    Bono An Investor in $2B Social Impact Fund Called Rise

    Bill McGlashan is the overseer of a growth investing platform called TPG Growth. He is leading the fundraising effort that has set a goal of two billion dollars for the Rise Fund. Most recently, we learned that Bono is a board member of the Rise Funds well as the founder of eBay Pierre Omidyar, the company’s first president Jeff Skoll, Richard Branson; Lauren Powell Jobs; Ariel Investments president Melody Hobson; Reid Hoffman Mo Ibrahim and Lynne Benioff. With this prolific crew, investors are likely to have a higher confidence level in the stability of the future of the venture.”

     

     

  • #39303

    Cold Mountain Trail
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    I always wonder when people at controlled media are allowed to write about verboten topics, that’s all.

  • #39325

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    Thanks good video. I mean we all knew what he was saying. That’s why Bernie has become so popular. But it’s good to hear it validated.

    #NoMiddleGround #I AM BERNIE

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