InfluenceWatch Podcast #190: Big Left Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation: While created by a famed family of arch-capitalists, for decades the institution—long, though likely no longer, the largest private foundation in the country—has been the financial backbone of the radical left. And now some are proposing taking radical action to counter its influence; Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio J.D. Vance spitballed on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program: “Why don’t we seize the assets of the Ford Foundation, tax their assets, and give it to the people who’ve had their lives destroyed by the radical open borders agenda?”

Joining me to discuss what to do about the Ford Foundation and the broader Big Philanthropy is my colleague Mike Hartmann, director of Capital Research Center’s Center for Strategic Giving and co-editor of Philanthropy Daily’s the Giving Review blog.

Listen to “Episode 190: Big Left Philanthropy” on Spreaker.

  • InfluenceWatch: Ford Foundation
  • RealClearPolitics: J.D. Vance on Ford Foundation
  • Giving Review: Washington Post’s Henry Olsen: tax university and foundation endowments at a much-higher rate
  • Capital Research Center: A Defensive, Disdainful Response to Congressional Scrutiny of Big Philanthropy
  • Capital Research Center: For Fun, Philanthropic Pharmacology
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    Michael Watson

    Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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    Michael E. Hartmann

    Michael E. Hartmann is CRC’s senior fellow and director of the Center for Strategic Giving, providing analysis of and commentary about philanthropy and giving. He…
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