Episode

11/23 Linsey McGoey: No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Hidden Philanthropy Scandal

November 23, 2015

Linsey McGoey, lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex  and author of No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy, explains the hidden history of philanthropy. The relationship between great wealth and structural reform. Why did Andrew Carnegie and other plutocrats believe in charity. The faulty assumption that wealth isn’t supported by government. How much money does the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation actually give? Is philanthropy feeding inequality. When charity becomes R&D. Grants and avoiding taxes. Do companies need charity? And what sort of results are the Gates Foundation having on education and global health.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump pushes the Muslims in New Jersey cheered conspiracy theory. Why the mainstream media still can’t deal with Donald Trump and what he represents. Black Lives Matter protester attacked at a Trump rally. Donald Trump wants water boarding and calls Jeb Bush weak. New Atheists and magical thinking and your IMs.

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