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Duty Free: why telling the rich they have a responsibility to give is wrong

 

Naming and shaming the rich and famous for their perceived lack of generosity is yielding gains for charities as well as headiness in the media. However, bullying tactics are unlikely to benefit anyone in the long run. 1,310 more words

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Is the focus on star philanthropy unhealthy?

The philanthropy of the wealthy is laudable, but a healthy and effective civil society is built on the generosity of ordinary people. We should be doing much more to celebrate the latter. 1,028 more words

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Gender inequality is depriving the world of its most generous donors

The 2013 World Giving Index data suggests that if gender inequality was eradicated, women would give significantly more generously to charitable causes than men.

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What is volunteering? Subbotniks, free will and benevolence

The continuing use of government organised “volunteering” in former soviet nation’s raises questions about how we define volunteering.


In establishing levels of engagement in charitable activity around the globe the… 793 more words

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Pakistani’s should be proud of their charitable culture, but not complacent

Pakistan has a strong culture of charitable giving demonstrating that the generosity of ordinary people within emerging economies can help to drive social progress. Policy makers should not undo their good work. 786 more words

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