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23
Sep
2022
Some narrowness in longtermism

The short of it: in his new book’s ambitious thinking about the “full scale of human history,” William MacAskill undervalues the past—by definition, but more than needed—and elides in practice what that thinking could perhaps offer those of a different ideological worldview.


20
Sep
2022
Time to separate philanthropy and politics

Here are four serious proposals to separate “charitable” and “political” giving.


16
Sep
2022
Where’s the outrage about Yvon Chouinard?

Apparently, the value of philanthropy is determined by the worldview of the gift-giver.


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.