The Greater Good
How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism
By (author) Claire Gaudiani
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Greater Good by Claire Gaudiani
Book Description"Masterly on the way philanthropy works." -"The New York Observer"For more than a century, the United States has stood as a beacon of prosperity and democracy, proof that big business and big dreams could flourish side by side. Yet few Americans realize the crucial role that generosity plays in keeping that fragile balance. A leading voice for community development, scholar and former Connecticut College president Claire Gaudiani examines the crucial role of philanthropy in American prosperity. She traces the entrepreuneurial spirit of altruism, finding that generous gifts have powerfully invested in the most critical ingredients of the American economy: people, property, and ingenuity. Rather than pitting the capitalists against the populists, Gaudiani draws a blueprint for a just future, full of opportunities, based on giving."The Greater Good "is a passionate, pragmatic, and optimistic manifesto for revitalizing the promise of the American economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805076929
(213mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Owl Books (NY)
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Claire Gaudiani
Claire Gaudiani served as president of Connecticut College from 1988 until 2001 and continues to serve as volunteer president of the New London Development Corporation. She is currently a senior research scholar at Yale Law School and lives in Groton and New Haven, Connecticut.
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