Charity and Welfare

Government co-opting charities


At PhilanthropyDaily.com I have a piece commenting on James Piereson’s powerful Wall Street Journal essay on charities that have been co-opted by government.

Piereson, a Manhattan Institute fellow and president of the William E. Simon Foundation, warns that charities and the so-called “independent sector” are supposed to reduce the need for government. Yet all too often today they are dependent on government dollars and lobby hard for bigger government.

The whole article is available here.

Scott Walter

Walter served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable. There…
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