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  • Wielding the Profit Motive Against Poverty

    April 2014

    Ashley May

    In The Business Solution to Poverty, entrepreneur Paul Polak and marketing guru Mal Warwick turn development upside down by suggesting that multinational businesses shouldn’t think of the poor as victims, but rather as potential customers. 

  • Books in Brief

    April 2014

    Reflections of a Rockefeller. Failing one's way to success. 

  • A Man Out of Time

    January 2014

    Tom Riley

    There was a time, and it wasn’t very long ago, when Ted Turner was America’s most famous living philanthropist. This new “authorized biography” explores how Turner's life has changed, and why his philanthropy is still fascinating.  

  • The Tough Road to Excellence

    January 2014

    Dustin Petzold

    What educators abroad have to teach American reformers: Reporter Amanda Ripley argues that the debate on education policy should transcend national boundaries, and that we may want to look to education innovators abroad for ideas and inspiration. 

  • Books in Brief

    January 2013

    Reviews of new books on civil liberties on campus, how children succeed, R. J. and Katharine Reynolds, and social justice

  • Imperial Might vs. Widow’s Mite

    January 2013

    Evan Sparks

    The emergence of Christian philanthropy—and how it changed world history.

  • Books in Brief

    October 2012

    Reviews of new books on microfinance and nonprofit work

  • Conspiracy Philanthropy

    October 2012

    William Inboden

    Are the big foundations really the agents of American imperialism?

  • Against the Tide

    October 2012

    William Schambra

    David Horowitz surveys the landscape of liberal grantmakers.

  • Books in Brief

    July 2012

    Short reviews of new books on Alfred Nobel, Coke’s corporate philanthropy, the Carnegie Museum, and more

  • Educating a Nation

    April 2012

    Juan Williams

    Stephanie Deutsch’s new book details the unlikely collaboration between Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington.

  • Foundation Nation?

    January 2012

    John Steele Gordon

    Olivier Zunz’s new book is a good, if limited, history of 20th century American foundations

  • A Lot to Learn

    January 2012

    Frederick Hess

    Frederick M. Hess reviews Steven Brill’s new book on recent developments in K–12 education reform