Philanthropy

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Giving, good and the fallout of FTX: Peter Singer on effective altruism now
The arrest of FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried has prompted criticism of the type of philanthropy he advocated. But Peter Singer says the philosophy remains sound

Jeff Sparrow

23, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Why knowing your neighbors could save you in the next climate disaster
Across the US, communities are relying on mutual aid as a safeguard against extreme weather

Yvonne Marquez

08, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘As welcoming as the shadow under a tree’: the new home for the man who built Houston
The endowment founded by developer Jesse Jones – who did much to shape the modern Texas city – has a bold, innovative new HQ based on that classic southern space – the porch

Oliver Wainwright

05, Dec, 2022 @10:43 AM

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Longtermism: how good intentions and the rich created a dangerous creed
Tech billionaires seem intent on giving away a lot of money. But are those who support ‘longtermism’ and ‘effective altruism’ ignoring the very real problems of today?

John Naughton

04, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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UK super-rich less charitable than decade ago, says charity chief
Chair of Charity Commission says voluntary sector faces ‘existential crisis’ as incomes of top 1% rise but philanthropy falls

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

30, Nov, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Sam Bankman-Fried’s fall hasn’t killed off ‘effective altruism’ | Brief letters
Brief letters: FTX collapse | Replica of William the Conqueror’s ship | A seat for the privileged | Giant otters | Matt Hancock’s ‘junglewashing’

27, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Power-hungry robots, space colonization, cyborgs: inside the bizarre world of ‘longtermism’
Sam Bankman-Fried said his billions would save the world – but his philanthropic ideas ranged from the worthy to the severely outlandish

J Oliver Conroy

20, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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All hail Jeff Bezos the philanthropist! The rest of us will just keep paying our taxes | Marina Hyde
The Amazon founder says giving money away ‘is really hard’. Luckily, poor people do far more of it than he does, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

15, Nov, 2022 @2:20 PM

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Jeff Bezos vows to give away most of fortune – and hands Dolly Parton $100m
Amazon founder wants to donate much of $124bn wealth to causes such as climate crisis and world unity

Mark Sweney

14, Nov, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Billionaires should not make up climate finance gaps, says Bezos Earth Fund head
Rich countries ‘not living up to obligations’, says Andrew Steer, in charge of $10bn environmental fund

Patrick Greenfield

07, Nov, 2022 @8:11 AM

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Billionaire MacKenzie Scott donates $15m to help provide glasses to farmers in developing countries
Donation is believed to be the largest single donation towards helping solve the problem of uncorrected blurry vision

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

12, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Patagonia’s radical business move is great – but governments, not billionaires, should be saving the planet | Carl Rhodes
We cannot simply stand back and hope that the elite will give away their wealth to tackle the climate emergency, says academic Carl Rhodes

Carl Rhodes

20, Sep, 2022 @10:02 AM

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