Sep 20, 2022-- "Post capitalist philanthropy is a paradox in terms. A paradox is the appropriate starting place for the complex, entangled, messy context we find ourselves in as a species...There is a sheer irony in the act of arbitrarily giving away relatively small portions of money (compared to wealth holdings) derived from an unjust, extractive system within a philanthropic framework that enables tax-free, privately-controlled accumulations of assets, all in order to solve the very problems that wealth accumulation creates in the first place. That such philanthropic actions take place within an economic operating system that is openly destroying our collective home - the Gaian ecosystem that maintains all of Life - can often feel like too much for any one soul to bear, especially without a framework or container for shared inquiry." Alnoor Ladha and Lynn Murphy share more in this introduction to their upcoming book, "Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse." (1962 reads)
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