Enemies of private giving and voluntary action insist that only government should be allowed to improve the common good, and that alternatives to state power must be shut down, or taxed away.
A localist viewpoint can help give shape and purpose to our philanthropic giving.
Restoring a more patient philanthropy means backing away from the obsession with immediate policy and political outcomes.
The story of conservative policy philanthropy from Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump.
More likely dangers include administrative hassles and fines.
“The SPLC,” staffers would joke, “Making hate pay.”
As local civic associations dwindle, Americans lose essential democratic habits needed for self-governance.
John E. Tyler examines the use of the charitable deduction as “subsidy,” analyzing its implications for the nonprofit sector.
Policy-oriented groups are making the most of IRS regulations so they can bargain with both the government and their donors.
Rob Reich and the tax code’s role in encouraging philanthropy.