Open the FloodGates

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL July 7, 2006 OPEN THE FLOODGATES JOHN J. MILLER When Warren Buffett announced his philanthropic merger with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation two weeks ago, Bill Gates described one of the motives behind dispensing untold billions: “We really owe it to society to give the wealth back.” His statement was a […]

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Templeton Prize

August 10, 2010

WALL STREET JOURNAL May 2, 2003 TEMPLETON’S TURN JOHN J. MILLER The most lucrative prize on the planet — the only one that pays winners more than Nobel laureates — used to be called the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. Then, two years ago and with little fanfare, Sir John Templeton changed its name. […]

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Give Freely

June 18, 2010

NATIONAL REVIEW July 5, 2010 GIVE FREELY In California and elsewhere, the Left wants the government to oversee philanthropy JOHN J. MILLER Earlier this year, Thomas Perrin of the James Madison Institute visited the office of Florida state representative Greg Evers. As he pressed a copy of his think tank’s latest report into the hands […]

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The Fisherman’s Friend

December 4, 2009

NATIONAL REVIEW December 21, 2009 THE FISHERMAN’S FRIEND A look at Art Pope’s distinctive, policy-centered brand of philanthropy JOHN J. MILLER Earlier this year, a well-heeled banker contacted North Carolina businessman Art Pope and offered to invest and manage the funds of the John William Pope Foundation. Pope explained his philanthropy: In addition to supporting […]

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