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Quote of the Day (April 29, 2009)

April 29, 2009

Quotemarks "Let's be honest....Should we use philanthropy to make up for the shortfalls of a system that is basically sound, or should we use it to help transform that system in more radical ways so that much more of the population is able to share in the fruits of success and become philanthropists themselves -- a much more democratic model? Are larger crumbs from the rich man's -- or rich woman's -- table the best we can hope for? Is that the limit of our ambition? Is philanthrocapitalism really just trickle-down economics in a new and friendly disguise...?"

-- Michael Edwards, author, Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism (Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic renewal, "Philanthrocapitalism: Savior or Emperor?") 

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