“ Because my country — our country — means more than my money. ”

Charlie Fink, former AOL executive


The Problem with Modern Philanthropy

In her recent piece in the New Yorker “Gospels of Giving for the New Gilded Age,” Elizabeth Kolbert rightly calls out the American donor class for their underwhelming philanthropic leanings. Too many ultra-wealthy Americans spend millions of dollars on efforts that may purport to make the world a better place, but that in many instances do nothing but serve to further their own ideological vision for what our society should look like.

Rich people are not the cause of a robust economy, they are the result of a robust economy. Ron Garret, Patriotic Millionaire and Angel Investor



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Round 1 was bad enough for the average American. Let's say no to #TaxScam2
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"A lost decade of income growth for typical American families was not inevitable. It was instead a profound failure of the American political system and the policymakers that advise it."
From @joshbivens_DC, @EconomicPolicy