Finance & Business

Feb 14 2020

Bezos philanthropy

Bezos philanthropy-Bezos philanthropy Bezos philanthropy-The Hewlett Foundation says it’s non-ideological, but it promotes liberal values through its grantmaking. The dangers of this fuzziness are on display in its new $50 million democracy initiative. Inside Philanthropy – Main Last week I wrote about Richard Mellon Scaife, who recently died after spending four decades as a kingpin of conservative philanthropy. Along with a handful of other right-wing funders who commanded relatively modest resources, Scaife helped orchestrate major changes in U.S. public policy that elevated market-based approaches and conservative values more broadly. These funders plunged headlong into the war of ideas and won …

Feb 1 2020

Bezos philanthropy

Bezos philanthropy-Bezos philanthropy Bezos philanthropy-Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter Given the overwhelming influence of money in politics these days, it’s easy to get cynical about voting. Even I’m not sure Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: Frequent Campaign Contributor, Infrequent Voter Given the overwhelming influence of money in politics these days, it’s easy to get cynical about voting. Even I’m not sure any longer that it makes much of a difference and recently have stopped voting as frequently. Still, it’s sad to see when cynicism washes over the 0.1%, people like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who together control …

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