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28
Sep
2020
A “perversely bold” idea: eliminate private foundations

Pitt Law’s Philip Hackney suggests denying tax-exempt status to 501(c)(3) groups that aren’t public charities. Well, that (re-)calls the question.


24
Sep
2020
Contemporary, politicized philanthropy is an oppressively arid, progressive monoculture

Conservatives need to face that truth.


22
Sep
2020
Creeping Kadetism in American philanthropy?

The risky confidence and nihilistic moral certainty of an intelligentsia.


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?