Philanthropy (page 7)

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    Foundations and the State

    Should private philanthropy seek to replace government-provided social services? I have argued in this space that it should, and have sought in my outside activity to make this possible. Others, however, think philanthropy should test innovative ideas so government can add to its activities. Rob Reich, co-director of Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy…
    Joseph Coletti, September 6, 2017
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    Generational change

    You should know Stancho. I met Stancho this morning. He lived the first two decades of his life in communist Bulgaria, then another ten or fifteen years there as the country tried to become a liberal democracy with a market economy. He came to North Carolina about a dozen years ago. Stancho…
    Joseph Coletti, August 18, 2017
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    Helping the Poor

    My colleague Jon Sanders wonders whether policies to help the poor actually help, finds that  “policy is a small part of the overall social equation,” and concludes that the most effective ways to reduce poverty are free enterprise and voluntary action. Jon recommends ending policies that get in the way of private…
    Joseph Coletti, August 18, 2017
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    Outcompeting government

    Brink Lindsey makes some good points as he explains “why libertarians and conservatives should stop opposing the welfare state,” and cites one of my favorite books, Richard Cornuelle’s Reclaiming the American Dream. We have to replace the welfare state before we can repeal it. I disagree with Lindsey’s conclusion…
    Joseph Coletti, August 10, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sam Hieb reports for Carolina Journal Online on the continuing financial struggles of Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Museum. John Hood’s Daily Journal profiles Wilson’s Wesley Shelter, which combats domestic violence and homelessness.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2017
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    Philanthropy and ‘Big Aid’

    Kevin Williamson‘s latest column at National Review Online highlights a challenge to the standard model for philanthropy. Philanthropy can be a funny business. Let’s say you’re a do-gooder in Malawi and you hear about a little girl who has been attacked by a crocodile.
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2017
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    Emphasizing market principles in pursuing philanthropy

    The latest issue of Forbes features Susan Adams’ profile of GoFundMe, with the intriguing headline “Free Market Philanthropy.” Late in 2012 Eliza O’Neill, a lively, talkative 3-year-old growing up in Columbia, S.C., started stumbling over her words. “Something was just not right,” recalls her…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2016
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Candidates for governor and U.S. Senate hit the debate stage in the next week in North Carolina. Rick Henderson previews the debates and assesses their significance during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Julie Tisdale shares her concerns about a proposal to shift some Cumberland County tax…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2016