LEFT OUT: Philanthro-Capitalism

According to a report issued by Giving USA, an organization which tracks charitable giving, 2015 was a record breaking year with over $358 billion dollars being donated. In this episode of left out we explore the relationship between increased inequality and the rise of philanthropic giving. Close attention is paid to how philanthropic missions often ignore structural root causes and instead focus primarily on 'symptoms'.
In this episode, we interview Professor Linsey McGoey Professor at the University of Essex who recently published a book, "No Such Thing as A Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy"on new trends in philanthropy, namely the giving of philanthropic dollars to corporate entities.
We also speak with David Callahan, Editor of Inside Philanthropy to discuss philanthropy's relationship to political and economic inequality with an emphasis on recent education efforts.
Finally, we interview Frank Emspak, Executive Director of Diversified Media Enterprises, a Madison based media organization that produces news stories highlighting labor struggles. He reflects back on the growing presence of philanthropy in independent media outfits like his own over the past 30 years and what it means for organizing in the future.


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  • Grace Harris
    commented 2017-09-18 07:48:09 -0400
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  • David Axtell
    commented 2017-06-29 21:06:52 -0400
    There is nothing there!! It is blank. No picture, no sound.
  • Martin Screeton
    commented 2017-06-28 00:04:16 -0400
    They give money to institutions that are already rich… which in turn are just reaffirming and supporting the same exact system that got their recipients of the grant money poor… Go figure.
  • Maria Carnemolla-Mania
    commented 2017-05-08 22:20:24 -0400
    Left Out is being replaced by a similar podcast. Stay tuned.
  • Pancho Villa
    commented 2017-05-08 21:23:13 -0400
    what happened to LEFT OUT? Are they doing anything in 2017?
  • Brent Irving
    commented 2016-09-11 15:27:43 -0400
    I think it would be very I interesting to try and get Professor William Macaskill of Oxford in a conversation regarding these topics
  • Marc Hudgens
    commented 2016-09-09 17:13:03 -0400
    I’ve always viewed Corporate Philanthropes as a joke. Ted Turner I believe is considered one. After a lifetime of screwing over workers, customers and everyone they possibly can in order to accrue obscene amounts of wealth, in their later years they opt to “give back” but largely for tax credits and PR. They remind me of selfish Christians, who are not about faith nor doing for others and helping the needy, but rather just follow rules and impose them on everyone else for the sole purpose of avoiding hell when they die.
  • Eddie Crittenden

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