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Political Philanthropy Out of the Shadows

Political Philanthropy Out of the Shadows October 12, 2016      A curious duality governs the way observers of philanthropy and public affairs talk about money in politics. Donations that fuel one’s own causes constitute support for “policy advocacy,” “civic engagement,” “and community mobilization.” Donations that pay for an opponent’s causes amount to “buying political power,” “charitable plutocracy,” and “threats to democracy.
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