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Decolonizing Wealth – Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance By Edgar VillanuevaAt a gathering of Native Americans in the Cheyenne River territory, described in Edgar Villanueva’s book, Dana Arviso, Executive Director of the Potlatch Fund, recounts a discussion about poverty reduction strategies: “They told me they don’t have a word for poverty. The closest thing that...July 27, 2019 11:22 am
The RTI Story: Power to the People by Aruna Roy“So long as these records remain hidden, we will always be called liars. These records must be visible, if we are to prove the truth, and if we are to survive.”At a time when social change initiatives are judged by the scale and sustainability of their...June 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do BetterJust Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, by Rob Reich. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 2018, ISBN 9780691184395 Just Giving, by Stanford University professor Rob Reich, is a fascinating book for students of political philosophy and for...June 27, 2019 12:58 pm
Giving Done RightGiving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, by Phil Buchanan. Public Affairs. New York, 2019; 256 pp: ISBN 9781541742253 The act of giving is defined in deceptively simple terms by any dictionary: “to grant or bestow by formal action; to accord or...May 24, 2019 5:33 pm
Winners Take All – The Elite Charade of Changing the WorldAnand Giridharadas’ book, Winners Take All – The Elite Charade of Changing the World, has drawn so much comment that any review at this point seems both superfluous and tardy. Nonetheless, for those who’d appreciate a detailed account of the book’s highlights, here’s one. At...April 30, 2019 4:42 pm
The Givers - The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age - David CallahanWhat are the consequences of surging philanthropic resources and ambition in a context of falling public spending and growing disenchantment of citizens with representative democracy? David Callahan’s book, The Givers, posits an answer to that question in the US context, but it is a question...