The Tyranny Of Globalism Over Localism

June 10, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


We often think of access to information as an inherent good. It’s hard to make a case to the contrary, but while I would agree that access to more information is a good thing on its face, when it comes to philanthropy in a democracy, it has the potential to prey on a natural proclivity peculiar to the democratic mentality. Alexis de Tocqueville, after traveling from his native France to observe... Read More

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Empathy, And Why Relationships Are The Key To Reality

April 01, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


Ken Stern, in his recent op-ed in The Atlantic, strikes a forceful blow to a widely held preconception Americans have about the rich: they are more generous than the poor. When we think of wealthy philanthropists, we think of the Rockefellers and Carnegies of the Gilded Age and the libraries, museums, and colleges they funded from their own fortune. In recent years, a more strategic effort to... Read More

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