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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as an instrument of plutocracy, of power derived from wealth.

Barkan writes, “For a dozen years, some of the largest private foundations have been co-opting democratic control of public education in the United States to the detriment of both education and democracy.”

via Project MUSE – Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School.


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