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18
Oct
2021
Philanthropy, grassroots activism, and politics in In Defense of Populism

“[T]oday’s politics of the street,” according to political historian Donald T. Critchlow, “resembles that of the late Roman Republic, when oligarchs, such as Caesar, Sulla, and Catiline, organized mobs to serve their factional interests.”


14
Oct
2021
In case of homelessness in L.A., Deloitte’s look at philanthropy in “new light” sees “instrumental change” quite curiously

Foundations’ collective effort presented as exemplary isn’t, or at least not for the reasons the consultants think.


12
Oct
2021

11
Oct
2021
“Heaven forbid, Les”

Leslie Lenkowsky: “obvious solution” to “money not really being used for charitable purposes” is to end “tax deduction for all contributions.”


08
Oct
2021
Revisiting a one-sided social compact

As establishment philanthropy defends its position in American society, it would do well to tend to more than just one flank.


04
Oct
2021
Conservatism, philanthropy, and The Dying Citizen

A work to read in “the Wilderness.”


01
Oct
2021
Removing their charitable status will make the U.K.’s private schools more expensive and less accountable

Where New Labour boldly reformed schools, Keir Starmer retreats to the class-war comfort zone.


30
Sep
2021
Tax breaks for private schools are a bad use of the U.K.’s public money

Education is a public good, but so is medicine and Pfizer doesn’t claim to be a charity.


27
Sep
2021
The Contrarian, his Fellows, and boldness

Philanthropic insights from Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Max Chafkin’s new biography of PayPal co-founder, Silicon Valley venture capitalist, and intellectual and political provocateur Peter Thiel.


23
Sep
2021
Q&A with welfare reformer Jason Turner (Part 2 of 2)

Twenty-five years after enactment of state and federal work-based welfare reform, the executive director of the Secretaries’ Innovation Group (SIG) addresses philanthropy and welfare reform, SIG, and application of the reform concepts internationally.