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Why Philanthropy Matters: how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being

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Zoltan J Acs Why Philanthropy Matters: how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being. 2013. (Princeton University Press, Oxford).

 

Zoltan J Acs, Why Philanthropy Matters: how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-beingThis book provides a different perspective on the development of capitalism by highlighting philanthropy’s critical links to economic progress, heath and future from a USA perspective.  Acs argues that philanthropy achieves three critical outcomes:

He believes philanthropy complements government in creating public goods and by focussing on education, science and medicine and philanthropy has had a positive effect on economic growth and productivity.  Acs argues that philanthropy has given an edge to capitalism by promoting vital forces necessary for technological innovation, economic equality and economic security.

We have one copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader.  To be in the draw you need to answer the following question: in what year was Zoltan J Acs book, Why Philanthropy Matters: how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being published?  Email your answer to  editor@philanthropy-impact.org. The draw closes at midday, UK Summer time on Wednesday 22 May 2013. The answer must be written in the email subject line.  The winner will be notified by email and the book will be posted. 

 

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  • History of philanthropy