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Plutocracy with a Philanthropic Face

September 10, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Not all plutocrats scheme in the shadows like the rabidly right-wing Koch brothers. We need to learn how to recognize plutocracy's more subtle putches. The best primer? The battle over...

Understanding Our National Empathy Deficit

August 11, 2011 /


The life experiences of the wealthy, new psychological research suggests, leaves the rich less compassionate and altruistic than people of more modest means. Patriotism, as Samuel Johnson suggested long ago,...

Philanthropists Gone Wild: A Cautionary Tale

May 15, 2011 /

by Sam Pizzigati

Billionaire cash contributions have been cascading into America's most troubled school districts. Unfortunately, so have billionaire perspectives on education. Philanthropists can be bullies. They can — and do — use...

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