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Hayek and Philanthropy

Conversations on Philanthropy As Hayekians our thoughts naturally turned to what, if anything, Hayek might have to say on the topic of philanthropy . . . It must be conceded that Hayek’s critique of philanthropy is a rather strange affair . . . The references to Aristotle and to Aristotelian socialism reflect Hayek’s disregard for the niceties…

Conversations on Philanthropy

The latest issue of Conversations on Philanthropy dedicated to The Legacy of Richard C. Cornuelle is now available, gratis as usual but they would welcome donations in support of this excellent journal. Philanthropyphilosophy of philanthropyRichard Cornuellethe philanthropic enterprise

So All May Eat

This article from The Philanthropic Enterprise. I have come across this idea some 25 years ago in London, a Hampstead restaurant to be precise. I have no idea if they survived. Anyway, if you are looking for intelligent discussion about the role of philanthropy in our society, TPE is the go-to forum. Food and philanthropy…

Philanthropic Institutional Design and the Welfare State

Here is the abstract to David’s and my paper just published in Conversations on Philanthropy, Vol. IX: Law and Philanthropy The topic of philanthropy has a great deal of philosophical interest because it exists at the nexus of issues surrounding distributive, remedial, and commutative justice, perennial issues in political philosophy (Ealy 2010, vi). It is perhaps…

Richard Gunderman

This past weekend at a conference on the philosophy of philanthropy held in Indianapolis, I had the deep privilege and pleasure to meet up again with Richard Gunderman. I originally met Richard at a conference in Portsmouth, NH exactly three years ago and was mesmerised by his conference talk and his attentive kindness. Knowing that…