philanthropy

Colcom Foundation Proves Peter Buffett's Point
Peter Buffett's thought-provoking op-ed about philanthropy's sometimes negative impact on society can be illustrated by a look at the foundation founded by Richard Mellon Scaife's sister. Read more...
Warren Buffet's son looks at the industry surrounding charitable activities. Read more...
The Windy City is is undergoing a tumultuous historical moment, with the uprising of the Chicago Teachers Union occurring alongside the ongoing restructuring and privatization of the Chicago Public Schools system. Read more...
Actress Angelina Jolie is in Iraq meeting with leaders about the plight of an estimated 50,000 refugees who fled to escape the violence in Syria in her role as a special envoy for the U.N.'s refugee agency. Read more...
Hi there. It's me again, writing about the billionaires. I know we all know the billionaires are out there throwing zillions of dollars at this election because they can. We all know how they buy politicians, but the real problem is how they buy Read more...

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I come from a fairly privileged family. I'm not talking Rockefeller wealth, but we did okay. Even with all the perks, one thing that was always drummed into me and the rest of my generation was the responsibility we had to give back for all that we had been given. Certainly, that teaching has informed my liberalism and I hope that I am passing down that same attitude to my children now. Read more...