“When does philanthropy end and dirty self-promotion begin?” asks UK philosopher Julian Baggini in a recent newspaper article. The question comes as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends his limited liability foundation from accusations of doing bad under the guise of doing good, and charities struggle to raise funds as the wealth gap widens. Does it matter if cash for causes is tainted, that philanthropists may not be entirely altruistic? For an exploration of the sinuous ethics of philanthropy, of high-minded purity versus pragmatic utilitarianism, join Baggini, Kate Frykberg andGareth Morgan in conversation with Wallace Chapman.
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