March 20, 2006

A Failure of Philanthropy?

Posted in data and reports at 4:15 am by Aditi Sriram

In a provocative piece, Stanford’s Rob Reich asks whether charitable giving—historically rooted in helping the poor and disadvantaged—is now effectively helping the rich get richer. Reich analyzes U.S. laws regulating philanthropic giving and nonprofit tax-exemption, and posits that present charitable tax deductions serve as a subsidy to wealthier donors, who benefit more from giving than the less affluent do. Are current philanthropy policies failing the neediest? Links: HTML, PDF (on Stanford Social Innovation Review).

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