Tag: Society

Are Philanthropies Becoming Too Powerful? The Pros and Cons of “Big Charity”

Over the last few years, I have noticed a rising angst in some left-leaning thinkers about the roles played by the largest private foundations in the U.S. It may seem odd that the same people who rail against the rich and powerful as being “selfish and “greedy” would now begin to do the same against those who have

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Can We Ever Put Time and Space Back Into Finance?

The VOX economics blog ran an good piece by Biagio Bosone on Jan 23 where he makes the case to slow down the current rush into robotic finance  (http://www.voxeu.org/article/putting-time-and-space-back-finance). Bosone asks some existential questions at the start of his essay: What room is left in today’s finance for real people in flesh and blood? What

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