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18
Sep
2020
What were (c)(4)s before what (c)(4)s are?

In the decades before “darkness” was deemed descriptive.


16
Sep
2020
The Forbes 400, conservatives, and conservative philanthropy

Names at the top of the list, math on the “back of the envelope:” outnumbered, outspent.


14
Sep
2020

10
Sep
2020
Looking even more forward to a David Rubenstein book on “patriotic philanthropy”

An explanation and defense of his once-uncontroversial efforts to support America’s history and heritage would be well-warranted.


08
Sep
2020
The other side of “both-sidism”

Assessing the adverse implications of intellectual intransigence.


03
Sep
2020
“Calling bullshit” in philanthropy

Relearn the art of skepticism, and improve grantmaking.


02
Sep
2020
Conspicuous giving garners rich more respect than conspicuous consumption, study finds

But can giving be so conspicuous that it’s as bad as extravagant consumption?


28
Aug
2020
Six ways conservatives should—and shouldn’t—give to higher ed

If conservative donors hope to effect real change on college campuses, they need to be very careful about the ways they offer funding.


27
Aug
2020
More on competence, responsibility, and accountability in time of crisis

And the need for it in philanthropy.


24
Aug
2020
Again recalling Eisenhower, his American heritage, and his character

Philanthropy can learn from Ike—who said at Normandy in 1964 of those who preceded us, “these people gave us a chance ….”