In this episode of ACAAAWIAB, Neil and Phil discuss how plutocrats use philanthropy for image laundering as well as to protect their power, an emerging movement of entrepreneurs who have embraced the idea that treating your workers well is both the right thing to do and good business, and how to move toward a just society so that we need less philanthropy.
This isntallment features a lot of essential reading (but don't let that stop you from downloading):
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
Philanthropy from Aristotle to Zuckerberg by Paul Vallely
Worth It by Dan Price
In "Should I Really Care About This," your hosts tackle the perplexing question of how many streaming services one person should have.
Beers appearing in this episode:
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Hitchhiker Brewing, Point of Confusion (also a stout)