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14
Sep
2022
Ken Starr, school-choice legal champion

R.l.P.


13
Sep
2022
Court battle over Newman’s Own Foundation raises important questions for philanthropy

The spotlight on the Newman’s Own Foundation invites scrutiny of its overall business model, one based on virtue-signaling intended to influence consumer behavior.


08
Sep
2022
From 10 years ago, “What is Conservative Philanthropy?”

The questions stands.


06
Sep
2022
The media are offside on Seid

Criticisms of Barre Seid’s historic $1.6 billion to the Marble Freedom Trust are ignorant of both details and context.


30
Aug
2022

30
Aug
2022
A conversation with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Chuck Collins (Part 2 of 2)

The heir, author, and researcher talks to Craig Kennedy and Michael E. Hartmann about philanthropy in America, including its “top-heaviness,” what could perhaps be done about it, and whether any charitable reform might be able to attract cross-ideological support.


29
Aug
2022
A conversation with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Chuck Collins (Part 1 of 2)

The heir, author, and researcher talks to Craig Kennedy and Michael E. Hartmann about the “Wealth Defense Industry,” the degree to which philanthropy is used and charity is abused by the wealthy, and what could perhaps be done about it.


26
Aug
2022
Remembering Louis Booker Wright, defender of America’s privately supported research libraries

And knowledgeable observer of, and commentator on, philanthropy.


24
Aug
2022
Two cheers for Barre Seid

Honesty and balance.


15
Aug
2022
Data and drama, studies and stories, and guidance for philanthropic decision-makers from Wild Problems

The popular EconTalk podcast host Russ Roberts’ new book offers a helpful insight to any grantmakers willing to receive it—and self-aware enough to risk considering themselves as essentially engaged in art, not science.