Rob Reich

11/28/2018 | Impact Hub Seattle

Readings & Lectures International District

Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy? Some believe that such generosity is not the unassailable good we think it to be, and in its current form might even be undermining democratic values and set back aspirations of justice. Political science professor Rob Reich takes Town Hall’s stage to cross-examine philanthropic practices of our age. He presents insight from his book Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, decrying big philanthropy as an unaccountable and overly tax-advantaged exercise of power which converts private assets into public influence.


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