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Ács, Zoltán J
Why philanthropy matters : how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being / Zoltan J. Acs
Alternate Title How the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV25 .A27 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Endowments
Rich people -- Charitable contributions
Humanitarianism -- Economic aspects
Entrepreneurship -- Social aspects
Capitalism -- Social aspects
Physical Description xv, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240) and index
Summary Philanthropy has long been a distinctive feature of American culture, but its crucial role in the economic well-being of the nation--and the world--has remained largely unexplored. Why Philanthropy Matters takes an in-depth look at philanthropy as an underappreciated force in capitalism, measures its critical influence on the free-market system, and demonstrates how American philanthropy could serve as a model for the productive reinvestment of wealth in other countries. Factoring in philanthropic cycles that help balance the economy, Zoltan Acs offers a richer picture of capitalism, and a more accurate backdrop for considering policies that would promote the capitalist system for the good of all. --Publishers Description
Contents A conversation -- Creating opportunity -- Entrepreneurship and innovation -- The wealth of nations -- Charity and philanthropy -- American-style capitalism -- The global perspective

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