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READ & DOWNLOAD No Such Thing as a Free Gift FREE READ No Such Thing as a Free Gift 107 And global health than ever beforeCharities link the farmers in Africa to the boardrooms of corporate foundations and the corridors of the World Economic Forum at Davos Far from being selfless plutocratic philanthropy may be the ultimate profit making toolIn No Such Thing as a Free Gift author and academic Linsey McGoey puts this new golden age of philanthropy under the microscope paying particular attention to the Bi. No Such Thing as a Free Gift by Linsey McGoey is an interesting if flawed critiue on philanthro capitalism By critiue I mean a scathing furious rebuke of organizations like the Gate s Foundation and their upper crust supporters who McGoey refers to as TED Heads McGoey is highly critical in her book and makes some excellent criticisms of a flawed system For example she is critical of Gates support for privatized schooling metrics on teaching performance that instigate disciplinary action for poor scores privatized online teaching pharmaceutical exposure to disease reduction and Many of these articles are interesting but McGoey is so venomous in her criticism it may turn many readers awayMcGoey is obviously operating from an ideological standpoint She is highly critical of private companies and any corporate participation in governance or education which seems a bit overzealous Although private institutions are not always the most efficient the most successful or even the most competent institutions to handle issues they may not be the worst either McGoey seems to be criticizing for the sake of criticizing offering little in the way of fact or figure in some of her arguments She criticizes the Gates Foundation for combating Polio in the developing world for example by stating that there are important diseases such as measles that should be eradicated instead I wonder if she would criticize a measles campaign because there are other disease besides that as wellI could go on and on here This book was interesting and I do recommend it It explores the field of philanthropy which is often heaped with praise and yet abused as a tax dodge or an integration point to make vulnerable people reliant on certain industry tech or a way to advertise and improve corporate image as opposed to what it should be a way to alleviate poverty reduce disease impact and improve lives Philanthropy can rightly be criticized as the table scraps of the rich as McGoey points out A uote from this book attributed to John Kenneth Galbraith compares the relationship between philanthropists and the poor as a horse and sparrow The horse is fed oats and the sparrows feed from the road This too is how I view philanthro capitalism It is easy to praise the generosity of billionaires who have too much money to know what to do with it But many of these people Gates included grew so powerful off of tax avoidance schemes monopoly power selfish lobbying and overseas workers to name just a few of the accusations leveled at Microsoft under Gates A proper wealth redistribution framework within a nation is much powerful than random table scraps from a wealthy man It is better for nations that receive foreign donations to develop their economies and support their citizens there own way as opposed to receiving aid reliant on foreign cultural norms and practices that may be alien to the aid receivers Frankly this is a book that I liked in a lot of ways But it was also scathingly written poorly sourced and ideologically driven A scathing critiue of philanthro capitalism is much needed but this short treatise just barely scratches the surface and does not do justice to the issue McGoey however wrote an interesting book and I could hesitantly recommend it to those interested in economics philanthropy and social justice topics Pheme the Gossip Goddess Girls #10 in Africa to the boardrooms of corporate foundations and the corridors of the World Economic Forum at Davos Far from being selfless plutocratic philanthropy may be the ultimate profit making toolIn No Such Thing as a Free Gift author and academic Linsey McGoey puts this new golden age of philanthropy under the microscope paying particular attention to the Bi. 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READ & DOWNLOAD No Such Thing as a Free Gift FREE READ No Such Thing as a Free Gift 107 Philanthro capitalism How charity became big businessThe charitable sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the global economy Nearly half of the than 85000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000 Just under 5000 were established in 2011 alone This deluge of philanthropy has helped create a world where billionaires wield power over education policy global agriculture. I ve read a number of books on philanthropy over the last couple of years but I think this is the one I would most highly recommend if you were thinking of reading just one I think that is because it uses Carnegie and Bill Gates as examples to show how philanthropy has been used to make the world in the image of very wealthy people Both men made their fortunes by using monopolistic practices and often if not actually breaking the law coming so close so as to leave a taint and stench of anything but an excess of morality Both then sought a kind of redemption by giving away large proportions of their wealth But this giving away idea is complicatedFirst of all there are tax benefits in giving away money At one point in this the author says that if an insanely wealthy person gives away 100 million they might save 75 million in taxes You might think well we are still 25 million better off than if they hadn t given the only problem is that we don t get to decide where any of that money is spent It might all go to Yale or it might go to the Opera Money paid in taxes is much likely to redistribute wealth than donations to charities do that is taxes tend to help the poor than money rich people overall donate to charities and this is because a rich person often gives their tax deductable money to their favourite form of recreation which doesn t always help the poor in anyway at allBut a bigger problem is that rich donors have an out sized influence on the overall direction of many of the organisations they support So even when these organisations are set up to do good or as Gates seems to like to say to do god s work their preferences can override the choices that experts might otherwise have made I m going to give a few examples hereThe first is in an area I m particularly interested in education A while ago Gates became a bit obsessed with small schools He noticed that small schools were often at the top of the achievement distribution curve It is not too hard to come up with a series of reasons why this might be the case Smaller schools have intimate relationships with their students they are like a community maybe the students all feel like family and so help each other out perhaps teachers get a better opportunity to deeply engage with their students rather seeing them as some faceless hoard All of these reasons sound plausible enough However the actual reason is basic statistics If you have a large school it is going to be populated by lots of kids and having lots of kids will mean kids at all levels of ability Which in turn means a large school is likely to end up pretty close to the average school pretty much in the same way that if I toss a coin a million times I am likely to come pretty close to 5050 heads to tails But if you have a small school and a couple of well educated families send their kids to the school that could tip the school s results right up to the top of the achievement curve in much the same way that if I toss a coin five times I might end up with all heads and no tails Small samples are easily skewed large ones not so much If Bill had looked he would have noticed that small schools were clustered at the bottom of the achievement curve too and for exactly the same reason they just ended up with tails than heads by the luck of the draw It is easier for a small school to over or under achieve than it is for a large schoolBut Bill was attracted by the interesting and plausible reasons for small schools doing better than he was with the boring statistical reasons and so he pumped millions into researching and supporting small schools All good you say so what if he was wrong Money was still going to schools and so the world is still a better place Yeah except for what happened next One day the results started coming in and those weren t so good So Bill decided to cut funding to the project It s his money after all Except that the schools that had come to rely on that money were left high and dry They had become victims of the whims of a wealthy donor with a short attention span something perhaps caused by his spending too much time interacting with screen based technologiesBut even whim isn t the worst of the problems here It would be hard to criticise a billionaire who sets out to eradicate polio or to end malaria or to vaccinate Africa What could you possibly have against that Well again the problem is that we are dealing with an all too human being and one who has no real expertise in the area of health that he has come to dominate He also appears to be doing a lot of this work at least in part to be recognised and remembered for it Look many of us want immortality of some sort or other I guess However his immortality can complicate the lives of many many people An example given in this book is the efforts that are being made to fully eradicate polio This has been a major focus of Gates and although this isn t literally said in the book it might be because it would make for a particularly good news story if a diseases with a name everyone knows ends up getting eradicated due to his efforts However in seeking to fully eradicate polio other diseases that cause much harm and deaths are being ignored or sidelinedThe problems get difficult because people who are rich tend to think that how they became rich is natural inevitable and an indication of their own virtue and merit And again perhaps we are all deluded in our own ways but the impact of say my delusions are likely to be fairly minor whereas someone who has a wealth in the order of 100 billion they can basically weaponise their delusions Now for virtually all of his life Gates has spent his time protecting copywrite laws his wealth depended upon it so it is hardly surprising he is fairly keen on the subject However defending patents and copywrite laws in the face of the crushing poverty of the global south isn t necessarily in the best interests of these people The examples given mostly involve him seeking technological fixes for the problems of the developing world the creation of higher yield seeds or of patent medicines and these come with a price tag Charity is a business in so many ways But here the lines between aid and business become particularly blurred The example is discussed again here of the Indian farmers forced by the high cost of Monsanto crops to commit suicide by drinking the pesticide they need to purchase and that has driven them into crushing poverty Another example is HIVAIDS where he has not supported the use of drugs as a preventative some antiretrovirals reduce the viral load in a persons bodily fluids and this in turn means those infected are less likely to pass on the virus to their sexual partners But Gates has strenuously opposed this Now there might be many reasons for him doing this one of which might be his stated concern that since there is only so much money to go around it would be effective to pursue prevention rather than cures However as someone uoted here says access to ARVs antiretrovirals would be a threat to intellectual property the regime of which he staunchly supports This book is fascinating not least because it covers so many aspects of Gates activities agriculture health education while also linking the discussion around these back to his employment investment and other business histories The biggest concern here is that Gates has bought his way onto the world stage He has power than the majority of world leaders maybe than all of them given he has not fixed time to retire Also unlike those world leaders he is almost entirely unaccountable At one point in this book an exchange is uoted between Gates and Piketty Piketty had just given a speech in which he called for a wealth tax Gates is uoted as saying to him after the speech I love everything that s in your book but I don t want to pay tax Piketty is uoted as saying I think he sincerely believes he s efficient than the government and you know maybe his is sometimes Yeah maybe he is but there are no conseuences for the times when he is not efficient And because he has so much power that becomes a real problem

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READ & DOWNLOAD No Such Thing as a Free Gift FREE READ No Such Thing as a Free Gift 107 Ll and Melinda Gates Foundation As large charitable organizations replace governments as the providers of social welfare their largesse becomes suspect The businesses fronting the money often create the very economic instability and ineuality the foundations are purported to solve We are entering an age when the ideals of social justice are dependent on the strained rectitude and uestionable generosity of the mega rich. I would give this book 10 stars if I could This is one of the best non fiction books I ve read ever McGoey does an impressive job of gathering her facts and basing her arguments on clear data I hesitate to say arguments because I feel like McGoey was actually very well balanced in her perspective She presents a very fair and thorough view of her subjects and I thought she was very fair with her depiction of Bill GatesThis is not a tirade against Gates and his Billioniare Boys Club Instead this is a history of philanthropy including an excellent analysis of gift giving the legacies of Gates predecessors like Carnegie and Rockefeller and a careful examination of the state of philanthrocapitalism today She points out the hypocrises and double standards so rampant in that privileged world and she looks closely at the conseuences of relying on individual benefactors to provide the services that governments often struggle to I love the chapter titles too they are apt and witty The book begins the introduction titled Winning Paradise Economically and then moves on to Big Men the wealthier than thou club of Carnegie Rockefeller Gates Walton Broad et al TED Heads the elitism and the censorship of TED Talks Davos and other similar events where the super rich applaud their own efforts to save the world Mandeville s Bastards nope trickle down economics doesn t work Pintsize Profit Makers making money off of kids by destroying the US public education system God s Work Gates oft misguided work on health issues Forgive Them Bastiat hello Tea Party Always Coca Cola the corporate connections of philanthropists and all those dirty little secrets and finally the conclusion titled The Selfish Gift I could have underlined every sentence in this book but I ll only share two of my favorite uotes from the conclusionThiel and his fellow philanthrocapitalists defend protectionist patent policies even as they exhort developing nations to open up their own borders They exploit tax loopholes that deplete government financial reserves even as they complain about the seeming inability of states to enforce measures to combat global hunger or poverty They are today s liminal pioneers or accurately liminal profiteers They are as brash and entitled as the nineteenth century confidence men determined to sell their ideology to governments and their constituents at almost any price you ve got the guts to ask They are here to save the world as long as the world yields to their interests pp 243 244Against the egotism of Thiel Bastillie or the Gateses individuals who eponymously stamp their mark on their endowments the best donations are those that extend as far as possible the courtesy of indifference By indifference I mean uite literally gifts offered with a LACK of self involvement Because if a gift is to be actually given that is if it s actually meant to be surrendered by a donor preventing her or him from further claims on that gift then a donor has no RIGHT to involvement Recipients deserve their own independence They don t deserve sympathy which suggests a sort of false rapport with recipients which crushes grantees under the taxing weight of a donor s good will They don t deserve pity which demeans as much as it empowers If the real motivation is to avoid embroiling other in chains of enduring dependency or obligation then true gifts should offer the respite of autonomy p 245


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