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Can Philanthrocapitalism Really Save The World?

We laud Bill Gates and Warren Buffett as heroes. But are they the heroes we need?

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Two reports.

And a study (pdf) just out from the Global Policy Forum, an international watchdog group, makes the case that powerful philanthropic foundations—under the control of wealthy individuals—are actively undermining governments and inappropriately setting the agenda for international bodies like the United Nations.

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Live Aid, celebrity and humanitarian performance

The week after Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they would set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to the causes of ‘advancing human potential’ and ‘promoting equality’, is as good a time as any to have an event that focuses on Live Aid, celebrity and humanitarian performance. 858 more words

Do today’s philanthropists hurt more than they help?

In one of his short stories, “Counterfeit Money,” Charles Baudelaire describes a fictional encounter between two friends who come across a beggar in the street. 1,471 more words


On Philanthrocapitalism - Part Five

At last, the finish line is in sight. Once this mammoth set of blog posts is out of the way I can get back to working my way through a list of things that I have been meaning to write about for some time. 1,639 more words

Paddy Vipond

On Philanthrocapitalism - Part Four

The fact that I have to go to a fourth 2,000-word blog post in order to analyse the failings of Philanthrocapitalism and my displeasure at its argument says something in itself. 1,931 more words

Paddy Vipond