David McCoy

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As the global recession puts government aid budgets under pressure, and with the UN revealing a funding shortfall of nearly $5bn last week, calls are being made to expand the role of private philanthropy. There have even been suggestions that the wealthy should be given tax breaks to incentivise more private giving.

A new buzzword is “philanthrocapitalism“, a view that the talents and methods of successful capitalists should be applied to the “business” of social welfare and poverty alleviation because governments, traditional charities and NGOs are comparatively ineffective and inefficient. This is part of the “New Philanthropy”, the ascendancy of private foundations within public policy and international development, dominated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.…  Seguir leyendo »