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01
Mar
2021
Philanthropy in The Dictatorship of Woke Capital

Stephen R. Soukup’s straightforward explanation of increasing, and increasingly destructive, “wokism” in the country’s for-profit sector necessarily includes the role of some who are also in, and/or are acting through, the nonprofit sector.


24
Feb
2021
Yet three more “new kids on the block”

The Center for American Restoration, the American Cornerstone Institute, and the Center for the American Way of Life provide additional options for ideas-driven, policy-oriented conservative givers to consider.


22
Feb
2021
Looking at the largest higher-education and grantmaker endowments in America

Of the top 50 overall, colleges and universities are more than half. Very few, if any, of either type of the huge funds are clearly controlled by conservatives.


18
Feb
2021
The price of nonprofits’ political activism, and who pays it

Theda Skocpol and Caroline Tervo tell the story of Indivisible and its donor-driven succumbing to the siren call of “the DC-based nonprofit industrial complex.”


16
Feb
2021
A conversation with the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Henry Olsen (Part 2 of 2)

The Washington Post columnist and author of The Working-Class Republican talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about Reagan properly understood and how he can help conservatives and conservative philanthropy consider current challenges in facing the future.


15
Feb
2021
A conversation with the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Henry Olsen (Part 1 of 2)

The Washington Post columnist and author of The Working-Class Republican talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about conservative philanthropy and its attitude toward populism, scotch neat, and It’s a Wonderful Life.


11
Feb
2021
God, mammon, and philanthropy

Lance Morrow’s new book provides an historically and religiously informed contextual overview for considering how money should be organized to do good.


09
Feb
2021
God and Man at Yale at 70, William Rogers Coe 50 years after his death, and manipulable elites’ “naïveté and effrontery”

Which may be permanent, and thus still relevant—including in the higher-education context.


06
Feb
2021
Liberal philanthropy’s role in the 2020 election

Molly Ball confirms it, fails at trying to creatively mischaracterize it, and raises more questions about it.


05
Feb
2021