From Hobbes to Hayek
Perspectives on Civil Society and Philanthropy
By Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill
This article appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of The Independent Review
Governments have three basic alternatives for dealing with private philanthropy: they can constrain it, protect it, or promote it. Tracing the philosophical roots of each approach is a worthwhile exercise that few contemporary thinkers have attempted.
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