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- Oct 3 20163 minutes
Another Way to Tap the 1 Percent
Instead of tax hikes, Kalamazoo is asking the rich for donations | “Anything any city could have done to lower its costs, we did”
- Jul 18 20162 minutes
233. Giving Back Is a Birthright
CHARITY—HUMANITY’S most benevolent impulse—is a timeless and borderless virtue, dating at least to the dawn of religious teaching. Philanthropy as we understand it today, however, is a distinctly American phenomenon, inseparable from the nation that
- Apr 16 20172 minutes
Philanthropy In America Is Becoming 'Ideological Arms Race,' Author Says
Many of the richest citizens are reshaping public policy, and society, as they see fit. Because of their numbers, they have more influence than the philanthropists of the past, David Callahan says.
- Mar 28 20176 minutes
The Problem With Modern Philanthropy
A new book argues that the giving patterns of today’s wealthy may present challenges to the democratic process.
- Jan 3 20174 minutes
Hard-Wired for Heroism
On August 21, 2015, Anthony Sadler, 23, a California college student, was riding a train from Amsterdam to Paris with his friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Spencer Stone. Skarlatos was an Oregon National Guardsman on who had just wrapped up a tour in
- Sep 12 20136 minutes
The Famous Anonymous: The problem with Western test subjects.
Why are you bringing white people in here?” a man bellowed at us in Swahili. He was referring to me. I was following Monica, a Kenyan research assistant, as she led her team through the maze of dirt paths and metal-roofed huts that made up Kibera, a
- Jun 1 20164 minutes
92 | 93 Crown Princess Mette-Marit Of Norway And Kate Roberts
Jessica Hullinger For applying the VC model to philanthropy “It was overwhelming, actually,” recalls Kate Roberts, CEO of the philanthropic initiative the Maverick Collective, of the emotions that flooded in when she gave birth to her daughter in 2
- May 15 20149 minutes
James Doty’s Helper’s High: He gave away his last $30 million and felt free—a case study in altruism.
James Doty is not a subject under study at the altruism research center that he founded at Stanford in 2008, but he could be. In 2000, after building a fortune as a neurosurgeon and biotech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, he lost it all in the dotcom
- Aug 29 20161 minute
Why More Americans Are Becoming Activists
THE MOVEMENTS THAT HAVE SHAKEN America in recent years—the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, Fight for $15, Black Lives Matter—are often assumed to be discrete, separate phenomena. But in fact they have fed one another and overlapped, as more people red
- Apr 20 20171 minute
This Auburn University Student Completely Shut Down White Nationalist Richard Spencer
It takes about five seconds to punch Richard Spencer in the face, but a young black woman decided to take a slightly longer approach to take down the white nationalist while he spoke at Auburn University on Tuesday. During the question-and-answer com
- Mar 24 201710 minutes
The Tech Industry Joins the Political Fray
Across the sector, employees are asking their companies and top executives to engage in policy battles in a way that departs from long-standing precedent.
- Dec 27 20163 minutes
Why Are Americans Less Charitable Than They Used to Be?
Researchers found that the losses of the Great Recession do not entirely explain why people aren’t giving very much money to charity.
- Mar 28 201710 minutes
Occupy Activist Micah White: Time To Move Beyond Memes And Street Spectacles
Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street. Now he considers the worldwide movement a "constructive failure." In an NPR interview, the author of The End Of Protest says it's time for new tactics.
- Mar 27 20171 minute
Hong Kong Police Arrest 'Umbrella Movement' Pro-Democracy Organizers
Leaders of large demonstrations that roiled parts of Hong Kong in 2014 were told to report to police Monday on charges of causing a public nuisance.