Category: Opinion

Cheaper gas means more for charity

Oil prices have made gas cheaper than it has been in long time; reporter encourages fellow Hoosiers to consider this an opportunity to give more to charity.… MORE >>

How to preserve one’s nobility

Reflections on the royal penchant for nonprofits: They have “little else to say and nothing better to do” than lend support to good causes. “…[T]he hardest thing for hereditary monarchs to do is to find something to do.… MORE >>

Old economy, old attitudes

Pittsburgh notes that having Google in town is great, but thus far its corporate philanthropy doesn’t come close to that of old stalwarts like Heinz and Mellon.… MORE >>

How about no?

If the holiday season leaves you feeling assailed by worthy causes from all sides, the Wall Street Journal has some tips on how to say “no” without guilt.… MORE >>

A “hollowed-out public sector”

In more cities than ever, private wealth is filling in for a “hollowed-out public sector”; some worry net result is fewer amenities and opportunities for all citizens.… MORE >>

Happy Giving Tuesday!

“Giving Tuesday encourages charity after consumption,” avers Detroit News, and explains the history behind this newly minted holiday. “There is a day to give thanks. There are two days to get shopping deals.… MORE >>

Free to give

America is most generous country on earth: Howard Husock reminds us to “give thanks for something implicit in Giving Tuesday: the opportunity to give”. “This coming Tuesday, December 2, will be the third annual Giving Tuesday, the charitable-giving answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.… MORE >>

Earning your wings

“Where are you on the Good-Deed-o-Meter this year?” columnist asks. The holiday season we’re entering gives us great opportunities to ring up acts of kindness. “So, is there a reward for those of us who step up and do good deeds for our fellow man?… MORE >>

This modern world and our humanity

Professionalism, and the service industry it begets, can only go so far; we need community and charity to bridge the gap, as they have throughout human history.… MORE >>

“More cowbell”

Will liberal Democrats ever tire of their obsession with the Koch brothers? one columnist wonders now that the election season is over. “Unfazed by their shellacking last Tuesday, Democrats plan to keep pushing the notion that the Koch Brothers are the root of all evil. … MORE >>

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