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Altruism is giving economists fits right now, especially those who believe that markets are a balance of self interests.

The biologists are straining to find an evolutionary explanation as well.

But on the issue of philanthropy one needn't bring in altruism. Much philanthropy is motivated by ego and control. Truly altruistic philanthropy would have to be anonymous.

I have an essay on why philanthropy is not a "good thing":

Abolish Philanthropy

I distinguish charity from philanthropy.

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Thu Nov 8th, 2007 at 06:24:01 PM EST

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