Archive for September, 2012

  • The Case for Spending Down a Charitable Foundation

    September 18th, 2012 by John Fullerton

    “Have things become so critical – both in terms of the scale of the challenges we face but also the possibility of change – that this radical step [of spending down our assets over the next ten to fifteen years] is a good move?”

    This is the question recently put to the advisor of a foundation deeply concerned about the environment, which he in turn shared >> Read more

  • While Rome (and the Western US) Burns…

    September 4th, 2012 by John Fullerton

    It’s officially election season, and (surprise) we’re off to a terrific start. There are plenty of very real short and medium term issues for the candidates to mold their ideologies around. Most notably, like much of the so-called “developed world,” the US has a jobs crisis, both in quantity and quality, that challenges modern capitalism for answers it does not have >> Read more