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Why philanthropy matters : how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being

Author: Zoltán J Ács
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltán J Ács
ISBN: 9780691148625 0691148627
OCLC Number: 805831545
Awards: Runner-up for George R. Terry Book Award 2014.
Description: xv, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A conversation --
Creating opportunity --
Entrepreneurship and innovation --
The wealth of nations --
Charity and philanthropy --
American-style capitalism --
The global perspective --
Changing the tax laws --
Pledge letters.
Responsibility: Zoltan J. Acs.

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"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."--Jacket.

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Finalist for the 2014 George R. Terry Book Award, Academy of Management "In The Gospel of Wealth (1889), Andrew Carnegie urged his prosperous contemporaries to avoid 'hoarding great sums' and to give Read more...

 
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