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Generosity Unbound – with Claire Gaudiani

A Conversation with Claire Gaudiani, author of Generosity Unbound: How American Philanthropy Can Strengthen the Economy and Expand the Middle Class, and David Blankenhorn, President, IAV.

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In Generosity Unbound, CLAIRE GAUDIANI mounts a spirited defense of philanthropic freedom addressed to conservatives, liberals and centrists. She acknowledges the good intentions of those who favor greater regulation of private philanthropy, but powerfully demonstrates the dangers of this approach. Gaudiani also uncovers the fascinating history of philanthropy in America, showing how this nation's distinctive tradition of citizen-to-citizen generosity has been a powerful engine of economic growth, social justice, and upward mobility.

This Conversation was recorded in New York City on September 23, 2010.


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