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19
September
2019
Nonprofit employment is rising, in raw numbers and at a rapid rate

Those who care about the sector should probably be a little unsettled.


16
September
2019
Ford Foundation’s Walker wavers on the Whitney’s Kanders crisis

A (merely) diversity-minded progressive donor should indeed venture with utmost caution into the unsettled new world of cultural philanthropy.


16
September
2019
1984’s lay letter on economy may be more relevant now

We have been here before: a debate about capitalism between clerics and capitalists occurred during preparation of a bishops’ pastoral letter on the economy in America almost four decades ago. The lay letter on the economy warrants serious re-examination given the new debates into which its concepts should be re-introduced.


12
September
2019
Notes on the freedom given Wilfred McClay to write his latest book

Picking up on its potential wider implications, including for philanthropy.


10
September
2019
Notes on the Larsens’ case in Minnesota

Picking up on aspects of good policy-oriented giving.


08
September
2019
Activists and critics to conservative supporters of elite cultural institutions: drop dead

Conservatives should rethink their giving and look elsewhere.


06
September
2019
The strained relationship between philanthropy and American democracy, and its causes

And where to look for rebuilding self-governance.


04
September
2019
Seeing the anti-elitism of critics of philanthropy, and raising them on what could perhaps be done

Another option, to which one might think there would be more receptivity.


03
September
2019

29
August
2019
A conservative appreciation of labor unions

On Labor Day, remembering Penn Kemble … and Robert Nisbet.