The Two Faces of Philanthropy

February 10, 2014 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in Philanthropy


"When I talk to young people who seem destined for great success, I tell them to forget about charities and giving. Concentrate on your family and getting rich…People who do not make money will never become philanthropists. When rich people reach 50 and are beginning to slow down is the time to begin engaging them in philanthropy." So declared hedge fund manager Robert Wilson in a recent email... Read More

Tags: Philanthropy, Fragmentation, Value, Giving, Work

The Right Way To Approach Raising the Minimum Wage

January 10, 2014 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in Policy


There are some national issues that never seem to go away. A couple times every decade we circle back to the issue of raising the minimum wage. The problem (underpaid workers) appears to be as concrete as the solution (raising the minimum wage). But something about this solution can’t be right. Solutions are supposed to kill problems, not anesthetize them into dormancy only to have them resurrect... Read More

Tags: Responsibility, Minimum Wage, Justice, Freedom, Equality, Tocqueville

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