If your house is on fire, don’t wait for the billionaire bucket brigade.  The same is true if you’re a society facing a pandemic, extreme wealth inequality, an eroding democracy, climate change or a national racial divide.

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes the “Philanthropy 50,” a list of the biggest donors of the year and an indicator of the giving priorities of America’s ultra-wealthy class. This year’s feature story is titled, “What Pandemic?” and summarizes, “Despite the continuing Covid threat and racial-justice problems, the nation’s wealthiest donors have largely returned to old standbys — handing out big sums to universities, medicine and their own foundations.”

Read the full article at The Hill.

Chuck Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter @Chuck99to1.

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