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Your Call: Philanthropists reshaping democracy, to their preference



How much influence do the wealthy wield over our lives and public policy?

David Callahan, founder of Inside Philanthropy, joins us to discuss his new book, The Givers: Wealth, Power, and  Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. As government spending has declined, billionaires have stepped in to funding everything from the charter school movement to organizations fighting climate change. Philanthropists have more power than ever. How democratic is this? And who are philanthropists accountable to?


David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, and author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

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Inside Philanthropy: The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

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