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The author of the recently released critique of philanthrocapitalism, and specifically the Gates Foundation, points to where the "danger" lies in her research.

"Something remarkable about the new, more muscular philanthropy espoused by a new generation of donors is how often they appeal to the writings of scholars such as Friedrich Hayek to justify giving trends that in reality entrench the very ills that Mr. Hayek warned of: the creation of central authorities who lack access to dispersed information that could enable them to plan growth in an effective manner.

"Even as they harness the language of the market to characterize their philanthropic approach, the reality of their size saddles organizations such as the Gates foundation with the same challenges faced by government bureaucracies: cumbersome decision-making processes; disconnection from local communities; weak feedback mechanisms."--Linsey McGoey, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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