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The Givers - Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age-logo

The Givers - Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

David Callahan

An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all. From the Hardcover edition.

An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all. From the Hardcover edition.
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An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues--with deep impact on government policy. Above all, he shows that the influence of the Givers is only just beginning, as new waves of billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg turn to philanthropy. Based on extensive research and interviews with countless donors and policy experts, this is not a brief for or against the Givers, but a fascinating investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ryan Gesell

Length:

14h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:17


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:38


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:42


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:53


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:58


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:18


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:17


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:25


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:27


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:46


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:01


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:27


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:29


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:38


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:44


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:20


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:42


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:42


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:03


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:23


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:48


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:28


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:49


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:59


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:38


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:53


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:14


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:08


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:31


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:10


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:03


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:56


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:39


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:40


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:16


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:18


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:07


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:32


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:59


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:18


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:41


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:50


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:22


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

00:39