Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.
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The furor over Pepsi's fake protest ad resurfaces questions around the Ford Foundation president's decision to join their board. (Originally published
December 5 2016).
The growing digital engagement and online
presence of the philanthropic sector in the Arab region is playing a growing role in
engaging people philanthropically in a context where personalized
ways of giving still have a stronghold.
The Ford Foundation believes we have an obligation to strengthen capitalism. In fact we have a duty to transform it.
Billionaire philanthropists are imposing their
views on the rest of society with little accountability for their actions.
giving could provide a healthier way of funding social change, but it also has
society in America has lost one of its staunchest defenders
Too many foundations fail to practice what they preach on climate change. It’s time
to close the gap.
be on the philanthropic take: they should foot their own bills for expansion in
A growing group of
elite storytellers present radical solutions to global problems, but their ideas
actually inhibit real change and strengthen the status quo.
The Ford Foundation’s new mission is
to eradicate inequality. Will they learn from past mistakes?
Could the big foundations ever be the change
they want to see?
Hovering above the restrictions of place
and culture, detached from democracy, and technocratic to its core, a new
discourse favours a frictionless approach to solving social problems.
happiness involves sharing time and money, but beware of thinking
that the poor belong to some other tribe. Do not judge, presume or
patronize. There are no unimportant acts of kindness.
As child poverty in the UK rises, it's time to ask about a century of charitable giving: does philanthropy just exist to protect a system which makes some people very rich?
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