A Note From the Editors
May 3, 2021
A note from the editors,
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.”
That’s Reagan in 1986. A few years later Clinton comes, Bush follows, and they, in tandem, cement the responsibility of private institutions to solve our problems.
Three decades later, the U.S. had a year of immense giving. American individuals, foundations, and corporations donated $449.64 billion in 2019. A country full of problems, in desperate need of money to fix them, turned to private patronage.
This year, it seems, government is the headliner. If decades of anti-government rhetoric and policy gave us the present, we are curious to see where an active government might take us.
May focuses on philanthropy and the problems the richest men on earth can’t solve. -frank