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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
Is American Philanthropy a Protective Mutation—And If So, What’s Next?
September 17, 2019
To address inequality effectively in today’s American plutocracy, it helps to call an oligarch an oligarch.
Purdue Bankruptcy: A Measure of Justice, But Not Justice in...
September 17, 2019
A Multimillionaire’s Critique of Nonprofits and a Plea for H...
September 12, 2019
Why the Rich Get Charitable Deductions and Everyone Else Can...
September 4, 2019
The Growth in Total Household Giving Is Camouflaging a Decli...
Patrick M. Rooney
August 27, 2019
Jeff Bezos’ Disruptive “No Strings Attached” $100 Million Gi...
August 15, 2019
A Drowning Orchestra Must Choose Which Lifeboat to Grab
August 1, 2019
Philanthropy and Public Outshame Attempted Lunch Debt Shamer...
July 29, 2019
Small Donors Fund Notre Dame Cleanup while Wealthy Ones Rema...
June 28, 2019
What the “New Normal” of the $100 Million Mega-Gift to Unive...
June 12, 2019
Trump Pays Legal Settlements for Businesses with Foundation Money—Experts Call Self-Dealing
September 21, 2016
Steve and Connie Ballmer Contemplate the Fight against Intergenerational Poverty
September 19, 2016
New York Attorney General “Inquiring” into Trump Foundation
September 14, 2016
Other People’s Money: Trump’s Philanthropic Veil Worn to Tatters
September 13, 2016
Billionaire Gifts to Humanity: Defeating Death and Living among the Stars
September 9, 2016
Doris Buffett Seeks Volunteers to Help Her Give Money to Worthy Poor
August 15, 2016
Koch Brothers: Strategy Change or More of the Same?
August 2, 2016
What a “Maverick Collective” of High-Dollar Donor Women Plans to Do
May 24, 2016
Charitable Plutocracy: Bill Gates, Washington State, and the Nuisance of Democracy
April 11, 2016
Do the Wealthy Have to Learn How to Say No?
March 30, 2016
Loophole Philanthropy: Giving Among the Alphas Is on Your Dime
March 28, 2016
The Philanthropic Attitudes of the Ultra-wealthy, According to Their Advisors
March 25, 2016
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