Philanthropy and Liberty


This conference approached the topic of philanthropy from a variety of perspectives, including the motivations for charitable giving, the efficacy of giving, and whether we stand at the beginning of an era of greater charity, especially through very large gifts by the super-rich. One question present throughout the conference was the degree to which philanthropy is, or could be, directed specifically towards promoting liberty.


Conference Readings

Bishop, Matthew and Michael Green. Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008.

Brooks, Arthur C. Who Really Cares? America's Charity Divide: Who Gives, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters. New York: Basic Books, 2007.

Hoplin, Nicole and Rob Robinson. Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement. Washington D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2008.

Starbuck, Dane. The Goodriches: An American Family. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2001.