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Is Philanthropy the Same As Plutocracy?

January 26, 2015 /

by Larry Checco

In the philanthropy versus policy debate, the entire democratic process is at stake. [caption id="attachment_8013" align="alignright" width="322"] When wealthy people like the Koch brothers, the Gateses and others finance the...

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,...

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