The Two Faces of Philanthropy

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


"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... Read More

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Holiday Rituals: Are We A Thanksgiving Nation or A Christmas Nation?

December 24, 2013 | Posted by Michael C. Phillip in


Somewhere in that hours-long transition between Thanksgiving Day and the Christmas season a very remarkable change comes over us. Thanksgiving being a time for reflection, counting blessings, giving thanks, and serving others, Christmas has mostly come to mean just the opposite. America wakes up (sometimes never having gone to sleep) on Black Friday and plunges into a state of mind totally... Read More

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