The Bill Gates Problem : Reckoning with the Myth of the Good Billionaire


Author: Schwab, Tim Published 16/11/2023 | Hardback
164 x 244 x 44 | 734g

ISBN: 9780241609507 Category:

‘Nobody who comes away from reading The Bill Gates Problem will look at him in the same way’ – The TimesYou know him as the founder of Microsoft; the philanthropic, kind-hearted billionaire who has donated endless funds to good causes around the world. But there’s another side to Bill Gates.

We might like to think of the Gates Foundation as an innocent charity giving away money, collaborating with stakeholders, and listening to the desires of the populations it hopes to help, but is that how it works in practice?Combining rich storytelling and ground-breaking reporting, The Bill Gates Problem offers readers a provocative and timely counter-narrative about one of the world’s most widely recognized individuals – a true global celebrity with international reach. But more than that, this book speaks to a vital political question around economic inequality and the erosion of democratic institutions – why should the super-rich be able to transform their wealth into political power, and just how far can they go?

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