[Review] No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy – PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

 

In No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy, Linsey McGoey, senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Essex, excoriates what she sees as the historical illiteracy of many of today’s philanthropists. Armed with good intentions, wealth, and (as they would have you believe) inerrant business acumen, the new breed of “philanthrocapitalist” applies terms like impact, theory of change, and social entrepreneurship to their philanthropic activities and are intently concerned with generating “shared value.” In reality, however, these “TED heads” (as McGoey calls them) are simply following in the footsteps of their philanthropic predecessors.

 

Source: [Review] No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy – PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

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