Category: Billionaire philanthropy

  • Billionaire philanthropy (Part 3: Patient philanthropy)

    Billionaire philanthropy (Part 3: Patient philanthropy)

    Through patient philanthropy, effective altruists strive to create wealthy foundations that will accumulate an increasing fraction of societal assets over time. Patient philanthropy promises strong returns on investment, but also raises important challenges.

  • Billionaire philanthropy (Part 2: Philanthropy and democracy)

    Billionaire philanthropy (Part 2: Philanthropy and democracy)

    Many of us believe that public goods should be allocated through democratic decisionmaking. Philanthropists supply badly needed public goods, but do so by circumventing the usual process of democratic decisionmaking. This gives wealthy philanthropists an outsized voice in how public goods are allocated.

  • Billionaire philanthropy (Part 1: Introduction)

    Billionaire philanthropy (Part 1: Introduction)

    What is the role of billionaire philanthropists within effective altruism and within society? What should that role be? In this series, I ask what drives billionaire philanthropists, how they are taxed and regulated, and what sorts of influence they should be allowed to wield within a democratic society.