Unsere Spenden-Party zeigt, wie sehr wir gerade scheitern
Wohltätigkeit ist »in«. Doch mit unserem Scheck reinigen wir vor allem unser Gewissen – und verhindern eine bessere Zukunft.
Every so often a story appears in the newspapers or on television to expose the rotten workings of some charitable organisation. Funds have been embezzled by managers, too much money has been spent on administration, fund raising or high-priced lawyers, or the charity has compromised its beliefs by working too closely with big oil companies, tree loggers or tobacco manufacturers. This is not one of those articles.
Instead, it asks, whether even good charities are bad. And I am going to argue that most charities and philanthropic organisations are not good. Not because they are unusually prone to scandal, but because they make it harder for society to properly address its most challenging problems. They are a diversion on the road to healthy social development, an addictive social
So let’s start!