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The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can… (edition 2004)

by Claire Gaudiani

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Title:The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism
Authors:Claire Gaudiani
Info:Owl Books (2004), Paperback, 304 pages
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The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism by Claire Gaudiani

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805076921, Paperback)

"Masterly on the way philanthropy works."
-The New York Observer

For more than a century, the United States has stood as a beacon of prosperity and democracy, proof that big business and big dreams could flourish side by side. Yet few Americans realize the crucial role that generosity plays in keeping that fragile balance.

A leading voice for community development, scholar and former Connecticut College president Claire Gaudiani examines the crucial role of philanthropy in American prosperity. She traces the entrepreuneurial spirit of altruism, finding that generous gifts have powerfully invested in the most critical ingredients of the American economy: people, property, and ingenuity. Rather than pitting the capitalists against the populists, Gaudiani draws a blueprint for a just future, full of opportunities, based on giving.

The Greater Good is a passionate, pragmatic, and optimistic manifesto for revitalizing the promise of the American economy.

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Includes information on African Americans, Buddhism/Buddhists, capitalism, children, citizen generosity, community foundations, democracy, economic growth, education, European Americans, founding fathers generosity, government funding, home ownership, human capital, immigrants/immigration, National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Native Americans, physical capital, the poor, quality of life, Scholarship America, scholarships, social health, social problems, taxes, Teach for America, United Negro College Fund, United Way, upward mobility, volunteering, wealth, well-being, women, etc.… (more)

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