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The Problem with Philanthropy - In These Times

The Problem with Philanthropy
In These Times
To understand the conflict between democracy and this kind of philanthropy, remember that private donations typically come with conditions about how the money must be allocated.
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More content on the use of private philanthropic dollars to reshape public institutions.  

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How billionaires are fixing philanthropy - Washington Post

How billionaires are fixing philanthropy - Washington Post | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
How billionaires are fixing philanthropy
Washington Post
This new crop of philanthropists made their millions through business sense, entrepreneurship, and capitalism. And now, they've turned those same tools to helping others.
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New venture philanthropy is on the rise. How will the trend affect the values that motivate giving?

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Charitable giving to religious groups is down even as philanthropy improves ... - The Christian Century

Charitable giving to religious groups is down even as philanthropy improves ... - The Christian Century | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Charitable giving to religious groups is down even as philanthropy improves ...
The Christian Century
WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans are slowly pulling themselves out of a charitable slump—except when it comes to religious groups.
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A sneaky lie that left 750,000 Floridians without health coverage

A sneaky lie that left 750,000 Floridians without health coverage | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
They lied to you.Not a big, bald-faced lie. Not a get-a-load-of-this lie.
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In Disney's Florida shadow, homeless families struggle

In Disney's Florida shadow, homeless families struggle | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven.
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TALLAHASSEE: Florida budgets put priority on hometown projects over at-risk kids - Legislature - MiamiHerald.com

TALLAHASSEE: Florida budgets put priority on hometown projects over at-risk kids - Legislature - MiamiHerald.com | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
With two weeks to go, legislators are poised to spend a surplus on hometown projects rather than on services for vulnerable kids.
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Departing Gates CEO's next task: making philanthropy effective - The Seattle Times

Departing Gates CEO's next task: making philanthropy effective - The Seattle Times | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Departing Gates CEO's next task: making philanthropy effective The Seattle Times After steering the world's richest foundation for the past five years, Jeff Raikes is now taking on an even bigger job: improving the effectiveness of philanthropy as...
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Krugman - Public Policy Has Bought Into Skills-Gap Myth

Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times that public policy (and, implicitly, nonprofit practice) focused on the notion of a “skills gap” is misguided, counterproductive, and a strategy of blaming the worker.
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Capitol News Service » Blog Archive » Moms, Mayors Sound Off On Gun Legislation

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Florida legislature fast tracks gun bills to arm teachers, legalize emergency evacuees to pack, okay warning shots, and weaken zero tolerance for gun totting,  as an addition to "Stand Your Ground"

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A tale of two hearings on Florida fracking | Energy / Global Warming | Blog| Gulf Restoration Network

A tale of two hearings on Florida fracking | Energy / Global Warming | Blog| Gulf Restoration Network | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Florida Panther at Big Cypress National Preserve, which is near the site of the proposed fraking well. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service/Ralph Arwood. On March 11th, a powerful coalition of
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The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation

The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Where the rich live with the rich, and the poor live with the poor.
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Daniel Tilson: Busting up 2014 legislative con games

Daniel Tilson: Busting up 2014 legislative con games | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
The balls are moving faster from shell to shell up in T…
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Florida leads nation in ‘zombie foreclosures,' RealtyTrac says - South Florida Business Journal

Florida leads nation in ‘zombie foreclosures,' RealtyTrac says - South Florida Business Journal | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Zombie foreclosures, when homeowner have abandoned homes as they face foreclosure actions, have ravaged many Florida neighborhoods.
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Teacher Tom: Venture Philanthropy

Teacher Tom: Venture Philanthropy | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Venture Philanthropy. During the last couple weeks retail giant Walmart and the heirs to the Walmart fortune, the Walton family, have received some well-deserved bad publicity. Walmart itself, a company that turns a profit of ...
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The connection between philanthropy and Common Core:, though visible, goes far deeper than the eye beholds. 

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Opinion: Free-Market Principles Are Transforming Philanthropy - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) (blog)

Opinion: Free-Market Principles Are Transforming Philanthropy - Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) (blog) | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Opinion: Free-Market Principles Are Transforming Philanthropy Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) (blog) A new crop of wealthy entrepreneurs is driving a “titanic shift” in giving by applying free-market principles to tackling global problems...
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Florida DREAM Act Faces Uphill Battle After Republican Blocked It

Florida DREAM Act Faces Uphill Battle After Republican Blocked It | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Just when it seemed state lawmakers in Florida were poised to pass a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at the state’s public colleges and universities, a state senator moved to block the bill.

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You want to know why Americans are angry? | Tampa Bay Times

You want to know why Americans are angry? | Tampa Bay Times | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Almost six years ago, as a result of the greed on Wall Street and the trickle-down economic policies of the George W. Bush administration, our country was on the verge of economic collapse. When Bush left office, we were hemorrhaging 700,000 private sector jobs a month and had a $1.4 trillion deficit largely as a result of unpaid for wars and huge tax breaks for the rich.
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How Payday Lenders Prey Upon the Poor — and the Courts Don’t Help

How Payday Lenders Prey Upon the Poor — and the Courts Don’t Help | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
A $600 loan and the struggle to even the playing field between businesses and their customers.
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Philanthropy Without End | Atlantic Philanthropies

Philanthropy Without End | Atlantic Philanthropies | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
By Tony Proscio. The idea of limiting the lifetime of a foundation has become so popular (at least in the financial media, and evidently among many newer philanthropists) that the foundation trade group Philanthropy New York ...
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Marc Yacht: The legislative war on Florida public education

Marc Yacht: The legislative war on Florida public education | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
 The Florida Constitution requires adequate funding for…
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The Court's Decision on McCutcheon Will Empower the Oligarchs, Say Reformers | Blog, News & Notes | BillMoyers.com

The Court's Decision on McCutcheon Will Empower the Oligarchs, Say Reformers | Blog, News & Notes | BillMoyers.com | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Today, the Roberts Court rolled back 40 years of campaign finance law.
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Money is not free speech. Corporations are not people. And we the people have the right to set limits on spending by individuals and corporations says Robert Reisch.

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Blow By Blow: A Comprehensive Timeline Of The GOP’s 4-Year Battle To Kill Obamacare

Blow By Blow: A Comprehensive Timeline Of The GOP’s 4-Year Battle To Kill Obamacare | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Republicans are showing no signs of abandoning their anti-Obamacare crusade any time soon.
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A chronology worth tracking, from then to now. 

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Florida Vouchers: This Is Choice?

Florida Vouchers: This Is Choice? | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
Legislators always hype "parent choice" as their mantra whenever they support bills that privatize public education....
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The future of public education is at stake in Florida. Here's why.

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Park officials say they're working to bring "glamorous camping" or "glamping" to parks | The Florida Current

Park officials say they're working to bring "glamorous camping" or "glamping" to parks | The Florida Current | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
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Teddy Roosevelt is rolling in his grave.

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Despite loss of 2,600 jobs, Florida's unemployment rate continues to fall

Despite loss of 2,600 jobs, Florida's unemployment rate continues to fall | Philanthropy for what? | Scoop.it
From the Tampa Bay Times' Jeff Harrington:
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