Anand Giridharadas Wins Humanist Award

Anand Giridharadas, Aspen Fellow/Mckinsey consultant who became, subsequently, anticapitalist, was awarded the Rushdie Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement for Humanism in Culture.

According to Boing Boing, the award was given out by the Humanist Hub and by the Humanist Community at Harvard along with partners. Some of those partners included the Harvard College Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA) and the American Humanist Association.

The award was presented at the annual “social enterprise” conference via the Harvard School of Government and the business school.. Giridharadas will present the “1000 top leaders, practitioners and students” as a speech for the award.

His book entitled Winners Take All has been an important contribution, apparently, to the critique of the ultra-rich around the world and then those self-same ultra-rich using ‘philanthropy’ as simply a means by which to reputation launder.

Enter Harvard University, whose graduates constitute some of the world’s richest, most sociopathic, most generous donors to any university — the Harvard endowment was selected for study by Thomas Piketty in his Capital in the Twenty-First Century because it is the only privately held,” The article concluded, “…oligarch-scale fortune whose books are open for study. Congrats to Giridharadas, of course, but more important, bravo to the Harvard Humanists!”