Why Philanthropy Matters
How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-beingBook - 2013
Philanthropy has long been a distinctive feature of American culture, but its crucial role in the economic well-being of the nation--and the world--has remained largely unexplored. Why Philanthropy Matters takes an in-depth look at philanthropy as an underappreciated force in capitalism, measures its critical influence on the free-market system, and demonstrates how American philanthropy could serve as a model for the productive reinvestment of wealth in other countries. Factoring in philanthropic cycles that help balance the economy, Zoltan Acs offers a richer picture of capitalism, and a more accurate backdrop for considering policies that would promote the capitalist system for the good of all.--Publisher description.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013
Characteristics: xv, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm