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Philanthropy Under Fire

Philanthropy Under Fire (Paperback)

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In Philanthropy Under Fire, author Howard Husock defends the American tradition of independent philanthropy from significant political and intellectual challenges which threaten it today. Although the U.S. continues to be the most charitable nation in the world, serious efforts seek to discourage traditional, personal charitable giving by changing the tax code, and directing philanthropy toward causes chosen by government. Some voices seek to narrow the very definition of philanthropy to include only direct redistribution of income from rich to poor. In contrast, Mr. Husock broadly defends philanthropy's causes from the food pantry to the art museum to the university science lab as both a source of effective new ideas and as a core aspect of democracy and liberty. In a new and original argument, he asserts that having broad impact does not require a marriage of philanthropy and government. Instead, he says, private programs growing out of the values held by their leaders and imbued with those values can have a wide impact through their influence on society's norms. In this sense, the good that private philanthropy does for American society can far transcend the good that it does for its immediate recipients.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social services Publisher: Encounter Books,USA Publication Date: 17/09/2013 ISBN-13: 9781594037382  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Howard Husock is vice president for policy research at the Manhattan Institute and directs its Social Entrepreneurship and Civil Society Initiative. He has previously produced documentary films for public television (WGBH, Boston) and served as director of case studies in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is married to Robin Henschel, a sculptor and potter, and the father of three adult sons.

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