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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
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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"--
Summary
Large charitable organizations are replacing government as the providers of social welfare while their businesses often support economic instability and compound global inequalities. The new generation of mega-donors see that there is good business in charity and ignore the division between good deeds and profits
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10451994
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McGoey, Linsey
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361.7/632
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Charities
  • Corporations
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
  • Social control
  • Gates, Bill
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Poverty & Homelessness
  • Gates, Bill
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
  • Charities
  • Corporations
  • Social control
  • United States
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adult
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the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy
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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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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn900913015
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781784780838
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027995
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other control number
40025372693
System control number
(OCoLC)900913015
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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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900913015
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781784780838
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015027995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025372693
System control number
(OCoLC)900913015

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