philanthropy

Is it a completely good thing when a billionaire gives away their money? David Callahan walks us through the new world of philanthropy.

Why does so much of our most popular science-fiction feature bleak, depressing futures? We talk to a science-fiction writer to find out.

Our tax system is inefficient, unfair, and infuriating. TR Reid tells us how to fix it.

Big philanthropists like Bill Gates and the Koch Brothers are reshaping our society. But, we don’t really have much of a say as to how. We look at the rise of big philanthropy. Read More...

Melinda Gates watches a student

Private foundations are now pouring billions into public education. But Elizabeth Green, CEO and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, says that this may not fix the system. Read More...

Rainbow

Lavishing money on cool projects isn’t just for billionaires - or millionaires - any more. We look at how the Awesome Foundation has grown so quickly by offering “micro-genius grants for flashes of micro-brilliance.” Read More...

Sidewalk Chalk Art

Lavishing money on cool projects isn't just for billionaires - or millionaires - any more. We look at how the Awesome Foundation has grown so quickly by offering "micro-grants for flashes of micro-brilliance." Read More...

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