E110: Philanthropy - From Aristotle to Zuckerberg with Paul Vallely
In this episode we look beyond the UK at the giving landscape, and how philanthropy is perceived differently in the US and other countries.
Who are today's philanthropists? What are the different reasons that philanthropists give? What are the benefits and challenges of modern day philanthropy in solving the social ills that we see in our world today?
Author of 'Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg', Paul Vallely explores the history of giving from the ancient Greeks to modern-day celebrities.
Paul is a journalist and writer on religion, society and political issues. He was correspondent for The Times in Ethiopia during the famine of 1984-5, the editor of The New Politics: Catholic Social Teaching for the 21st century and created a CMG 'for services to journalism and to the developing world' in 2006.
A History of Modern Philanthropy: https://www.historyofgiving.org/