Ah, there’s something about Christmas: a time to be with family and friends, a time to think of others, a time to make merry and, of course, a time for dusting off old prejudices. On that last point, Aaron Dorfman of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), is playing Scrooge with two articles in the […]
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Holidays in the Sun?
“Cheap holidays….in other peoples’ misery!” screams Johnny Rotten at the start of the Sex Pistols song Holidays in the Sun. Aid sceptic Bill Easterly seems to think that the Millennium Villages project, the brainchild of his sparring partner and aid champion Jeffrey Sachs, has gone beyond the pale by apparently taking the Sex Pistols’ message to […]
Our Modest Proposal
The bosses of the world’s biggest companies should each give a year’s salary to support social entrepreneurship and a better use of resources in the social sector during this time of economic crisis. This collective act of contrition and generosity would demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of society at a time when, with jobs […]
Bogged down in ‘civil society’
Paul Brest, who heads the Hewlett Foundation and has just published a book about smart philanthropy, discusses the challenge to philanthrocapitalism from civil society in an article in the Huffington Post. Some of the loudest critics of philanthrocapitalism, such as Michael Edwards, come from the nonprofit sector and argue that there is a conflict or contradiction between […]