Another approach by David Bornstein to the issue of hybridization between philanthropy and investment from my recent post Philanthropy and Investment: The Distinctions Begin to Blur. Related: “For Ambitious Nonprofits, Capital to Grow” by David Bornstein at NYTimes.com
Month: June 2012
Melinda’s Choice Crusade for Women: Breaking the Planned Parenthood Monopoly?
I read here that Melinda Gates has decided that ‘birth control’ and ‘family planning’ are important. On the one hand, I have a lot of concern about the ‘contraceptive culture’ and the impact of separating the way we make babies […]
The Rise of Redneck Stand-up Paddleboarding
[Props to my co-parishioner Miles Stoudenmire for coming up with these pictures.] It appears, from the evidence of these pictures, that the SUP culture can harmonize with the huntin’ and fishin’ culture of the rednecks and their northern counterparts. [The […]
L.A. vs San Francisco: Who Runs California?
Zócalo wonders why the Bay Area, with half the population of the Los Angeles Basin, tends to dominate the state politically. I don’t have a theory about that, but I have several suggestions. 1. A lot of Southern Californians are immigrants, […]
Philanthropy and Investment: The Distinctions Begin to Blur
I grew up believing that ‘philanthropy’ and ‘investment’ were two distinct things and not to be confused. They both serve the public, but in different ways; investment in business by [hopefully] producing worthy products at enough profit to make a […]
How The Tobacco Companies Should Spend Their Money
Once again, in the debate over California’s Proposition 29, the tobacco companies seem to have all the money in the world, even though relatively few people smoke nowadays. Under the circumstances, I don’t shed much of a tear for them. […]