>The Gates and Buffet Foundation Shell Game

>by Sheldon DrobnyCommonDreams.org (August 23 2006)My background is finance and accounting. As a socially conscious venture capitalist and philanthropist, I have a very good understanding of wealth management and philanthropy. I started my career in 1967 with the IRS as a specialist in taxation covering many areas of the tax law including the so-called legal … Continue reading >The Gates and Buffet Foundation Shell Game

>Just Another Emperor?

>The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalismby Michael Edwardshttp://www.youngfoundation.org.uk/ (March 2008)PrefaceA new movement is afoot that promises to save the world by revolutionizing philanthropy, making non-profit organizations operate like business, and creating new markets for goods and services that benefit society. Nick-named "philanthrocapitalism" for short, its supporters believe that business principles can be successfully combined with … Continue reading >Just Another Emperor?

>Big Gifts, Tax Breaks and a Debate on Charity

>by Stephanie StromThe New York Times (September 06 2007)Eli Broad, a billionaire businessman, has given away more than $650 million over the last five years, to Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to establish a medical research institute, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and to programs to improve the administration of … Continue reading >Big Gifts, Tax Breaks and a Debate on Charity

>Saving the World for Plutocracy

>Beltway BacchanalCongress lives high on the contributor's dimeby Ken SilversteinHarper's Magazine (March 2008)Try to list the stakes at play in the congressional elections this fall, and one might settle on health care, taxes, immigration, Iraq. Seldom considered, though, is an issue of more direct importance to the members of Congress themselves: Which party will get … Continue reading >Saving the World for Plutocracy

>Truncating the Antecedents

>How Americans Have Been Misled about World War Twoby Robert Higgs {1}LewRockwell.com (March 18 2008)Whereas historians obsessively trace every event's causal lineage further and further into the past, nonhistorians tend toward the opposite extreme: they assume in effect that the world began immediately before the event they have in mind. I call this unfortunate tendency … Continue reading >Truncating the Antecedents

>Oil for War

>After invading one of the most petroleum-rich countries on earth, the US military is running on empty.by Robert BryceThe American Conservative (March 10 2008)Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach. That may have been true for his 19th-century force. But the modern American military runs on jet fuel - and lots of … Continue reading >Oil for War

>How shipping containers shortened the life span of petro-civilization

>by Alice Friedemannhttp://culturechange.org (February 23 2008)Editor's introduction: This analysis deftly reveals how our cities physically and culturally changed to accommodate commerce, technology and economies of scale to the detriment of communities' livelihoods. Alice Friedemann spent many years in the shipping business (ships), and since retirement has ratcheted up her critique of the corporate economy's distribution … Continue reading >How shipping containers shortened the life span of petro-civilization