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The Resource No such thing as a free gift : the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy, Linsey McGoey

No such thing as a free gift : the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy, Linsey McGoey

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No such thing as a free gift : the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy
Title
No such thing as a free gift
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the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy
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Linsey McGoey
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eng
Summary
  • "Philanthro-capitalism: How charity became big business The charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000. Just under 5,000 more were established in 2011 alone. This deluge of philanthropy has helped create a world where billionaires wield more power over education policy, global agriculture, and global health than ever before. Charities link the farmers in Africa to the boardrooms of corporate foundations and the corridors of the World Economic Forum at Davos. Far from being selfless, plutocratic philanthropy may be the ultimate profit-making tool. In No Such Thing as a Free Gift, author and academic Linsey McGoey puts this new golden age of philanthropy under the microscope--paying particular attention to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As large charitable organizations replace governments as the providers of social welfare, their largesse becomes suspect. The businesses fronting the money often create the very economic instability and inequality the foundations are purported to solve. We are entering an age when the ideals of social justice are dependent on the strained rectitude and questionable generosity of the mega-rich"--
  • "PHILANTHRO-CAPITALISM: HOW CHARITY BECAME BIG BUSINESS The charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000. Just under 5,000 more were established in 2011 alone. This deluge of philanthropy has helped create a world where billionaires wield more power over education policy, global agriculture, and global health than ever before. Charities link the farmers in Africa to the boardrooms of corporate foundations and the corridors of the World Trade Forum at Davos. Far from being selfless, plutocratic philanthropy may be the ultimate profit-making tool. In No Such Thing as A Free Gift, author and academic Linsey McGoey puts this new golden age of philanthropy under the microscope--paying particular attention to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As large charitable organizations replace governments as the providers of social welfare, their largesse becomes questionable. The businesses fronting the money often create the very economic instability and inequality the foundations are purported to solve. We are entering an age when the ideals of social justice are dependent on the strained rectitude and questionable generosity of the mega-rich"--
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McGoey, Linsey
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gates, Bill
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Charities
  • Corporations
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
  • Social control
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No such thing as a free gift : the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy, Linsey McGoey
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781784780838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015027995
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900913015
  • (OCoLC)ocn900913015
  • 746511
Label
No such thing as a free gift : the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy, Linsey McGoey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781784780838
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015027995
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900913015
  • (OCoLC)ocn900913015
  • 746511

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