How the president of the Ford Foundation would reimagine the economy

Jul 2, 2020
“We begin first by asking the question: Why is there so much inequality in our society?” Darren Walker says.
"Inequality makes people believe that the systems that are supposed to serve them are rigged — are designed by we privileged Americans to benefit us, at their expense," Darren Walker said.
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The psychology of giving

And why a thank you goes a long way.
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We should treat inequality as injustice, says Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

Dec 20, 2019
"We're getting a distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," says Walker.
"We're getting a sort of distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," said Walker.
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Changing the field of philanthropy

With the exception of humanitarian aid, the majority of funding isn't reaching people of color, according to author and philanthropy expert Edgar Villanueva.
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Christian group encourages young donors by highlighting the joy in charitable giving

Jun 19, 2019
Generous Giving is urging a move away from doctrine to appeal to a wider donor base.
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A money coach for the wealthy

Jan 2, 2019
For Iris Brilliant, the first step is to ask clients to not get richer.
Iris Brilliant is a money coach based in Berkeley, California.
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The Craig behind the internet's most famous list

Craig Newmark founded Craigslist, Inc. in 1995; the site has changed little since then.
Craig Newmark at an event in New York City on March 11, 2016.
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Private philanthropy in Midland tries to make up for government shortfalls

May 17, 2018
Midland, which has only one homeless shelter with 20 beds but 264 homeless people, is resistant to government aid for its needy residents.
A billboard promotes the oil industry along a road in Midland on February 6, 2015 in Midland, Texas. 
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March against gun violence gains philanthropic help

Mar 23, 2018
Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of people will march in Washington, D.C., in support of stricter gun control laws. Survivors of last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, helped organize the March for Our Lives … and they’ve raised a…

Bill Gates says big data can help solve the Alzheimer's puzzle

Nov 13, 2017
The disease affects over 5 million Americans and has no cure.
Bill Gates is trying to help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
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