Jun 20, 2017
Welcome to episode 3 of the Giving Thought Podcast, brought to
you by the Charities Aid Foundation's in house
think-tank Giving Thought.
In this episode, we tackle the thorny subject of inequality and
ask; is trying to address inequality with philanthropy possible,
advisable or even legitimate and if so, how should it be done?.
As always, we have broken the issue into three segments:
- Can philanthropy challenge inequality? How can
philanthropy overcome the paradox of addressing inequality with the
proceeds of an unequal system.
- Focus on Egypt: Can philanthropy act as a pressure
gauge for social dissent? History has shown us that a lack
of representation of social dissent can fuel unrest.
- Automation, the future of work and universal basic
income: As machines and algorithms increasingly replace
human workers, a very small number of people will own the means and
proceeds of production. What will this mean for inequality and
Below are links to blog posts and publications on issues
discussed in the podcast:
Inequality and Philanthropy: part of the solution or part of the
Giving in a World Without Work? Automation, Universal Basic Income
and the future of philanthropy
By trying to control civil society, the Egyptian government could
fuel more social unrest
Is addressing inequality through philanthropy a paradox?
Philanthropic Power: The Awkward Consequence of