Monday, August 29, 2016

a few quotes about philanthropy

"Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary." —Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Millionaires at one end of the scale involved paupers at the other end, and even so excellent a man as Mr. Carnegie is too dear at that price." — Hugh Price Hughes

“First they take billions from you, then they give back half. And that makes them the world’s greatest humanitarians.” —Slavoj Zizek

Related: America’s Wealthiest Family Uses Phony Philanthropy to Increase Personal Wealth | Jobs With Justice

The 19th-century critique of big philanthropy.