What's in a Gift Horse?

Two quite distinct sources in my news and info feed coincidentally raised the issue of looking askance at philanthropy at the same time this week.

On May 11 Nassif Ghoussoub's 'Piece of Mind' on the dark side of philanthropy addresses the issue of possible undue influence by donors on research directions in the higher academic world, and one day later Benjamin Soskis at 'The Atlantic' writes about the importance of criticizing philanthropy in the context of K-12 education "reform".

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