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11
May
2021
The causes and consequences of growing distrust between elites and non-elites

And what can be done about it, including by philanthropy.


08
Apr
2021
Like actual jackpots, Jackpot loses a little luster after a winning beginning

Michael Mechanic’s forthcoming book well-describes “how the super-rich really live,” then promotes a progressive social-justice agenda that would supposedly prevent wealth from “harming us all.”


08
Mar
2021
Ken Dayton on good nonprofit-board governance

John Tuso’s new book recalls his advice succinctly: simply support and supervise management. CEOs shouldn’t surrender, and boards shouldn’t usurp, power. In the nonprofit context particularly, directors should also be willing to do more when asked.


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.


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.


05
Feb
2021

06
Jan
2021
Lessons about community-driven, grassroots efforts to deal with social ills

From Charles Koch and Robert L. Woodson, Sr., decades’ worth of accumulated wisdom, but differing perspectives.


22
Dec
2020
What givers can learn from Clarence in It’s a Wonderful Life

An important charitable lesson from the classic Christmas film.


07
Dec
2020
From history, a defensive and disdainful response to Congressional interest in and scrutiny of Big Philanthropy

Several could perhaps play Robert M. Hutchins’ role today. Any potential B. Carroll Reeces?