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Stanford Scholar on the Problems with Philanthropy

Stanford scholar Rob Reich looks at the laws and policies that structure charitable giving in America today. He finds that these policies favor the interests of wealthy individuals rather than those in need. Philanthropy can have important effects on society,…

What’s Wrong with Charity?

Most people would say that charity is always good, but not everyone. Some argue that charity is sometimes carried out badly – or less well than it should be – while others think that charity can bring bad results even…

Is Wealthy Philanthropy doing more Harm than Good?

Ten years ago, the authors Matthew Bishop and Michael Green coined the term “philanthrocapitalism” in a book that described “how the rich can save the world”. By applying their moneymaking acumen to social investing, people such as Bill Gates, the…