The Giving Pledgers set out to give away half of their wealth. Ten years later, their assets doubled. How do we break this pattern?Read more
Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Billionaires get huge tax breaks to park money in private family foundations operated by wealthy heirs. Little goes to actual charity workRead more
The Perils and Possibilities of Billionaire Charitable Giving: MacKenzie Scott (Bezos) Makes Her First Move
Philanthropy is at risk of becoming another extension of the private power of plutocrats, alongside monopoly ownership and media domination.Read more
How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils DemocracyRead more
The pandemic has exposed the inadequacies of America’s healthcare system. For proof, look no further than its failure to protect its citizens from COVID-19.Read more
Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.Read more