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Category Archives: Philanthropy

Philanthropy = Charity ?

Philanthropy may become an unexpected casualty of the increasing inequality in wealth and income.  This sounds counterintuitive, but there seems to be a growing tendency to test the merits of philanthropy by whether it is a truly charitable act.  Charity generally refers to the relief of suffering.  Philanthropy is focused on achieving a public good; […]

Legacy Admissions: Another Perspective

I recently read a piece advocating legacy preferences in college and university admissions on economic and philanthropic grounds.  I want to offer a different perspective and a different conclusion.  At their core, legacy admissions policies are an ethical issue. It is not uncommon in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors to turn thorny ethical issues […]