What explains the spreading backlash against the global elite? In this revelatory investigation, Anand giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, showing how the elite follow a 'win-win' Logic, fighting for equality and justice in any way they can - except ways that threaten their position at the top. But why should our gravest problems be solved by consultancies, technology companies and corporate-sponsored charities instead of public institutions and elected officials? Why should we rely on scraps from the winners? Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for elites and citizens alike.