Charity Begins at Home

Author Teresa Odendahl makes a controversial premise in her new book. She says that philanthropy better serves the rich than the poor. In… read more

Author Teresa Odendahl makes a controversial premise in her new book. She says that philanthropy better serves the rich than the poor. In her book, entitled Charity begins at Home: Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite argues that most rich people assume their charitable contributions benefit the needy and deserving, when in fact most of their donations end up underwriting activities controlled by the upper classes, particularly elite preparatory schools and colleges. She concludes that instead of relieving and balancing inequities in society, philanthropy actually exacerbates it. close

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Charity Begins at Home

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First Aired:
Jul 22, 1990 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 21, 2008 | 7:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jul 22, 1990 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 22, 1990 | 11:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 23, 1990 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 23, 1990 | 6:56am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 23, 1990 | 11:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 1990 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • May 21, 2008 | 1:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2008 | 7:04am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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