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People who win big prizes shouldn’t get taxed when they give...

Ellen P. Aprill, Loyola Law School Los Angeles When former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he didn’t keep the approximately...

How Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

Diane Winston, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Tinseled trees and snowy landscapes are not the only signs of the upcoming...

Want to help after hurricanes? Give cash, not diapers

Julia Brooks, Harvard University Some companies and community groups didn’t wait for Hurricane Florence to make landfall before organizing donation drives. But as a researcher...

Silicon Valley’s cautionary tale shows what can go wrong when charities...

Brian Mittendorf, The Ohio State University An obsession with growth. A failure to intervene when an executive allegedly bullies and sexually harasses staff. High employee...

Spotting the political calculus behind some acts of corporate charity

Raymond Fisman, Boston University Over the past few years, I have teamed up with fellow economists Marianne Bertrande, Matilde Bombardini and Francesco Trebbi to look...

How the new estate tax rules could reduce charitable giving by...

Patrick Rooney, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Congress and the Trump administration scaled back the estate tax when they enacted the new tax law. Although the government...

Just competing in March Madness is a fundraising win for the...

Brad Humphreys, West Virginia University The NCAA men’s basketball championship, better known as March Madness, raises big bucks even if the players aren’t paid. In...

Most panhandling laws are unconstitutional since there’s no freedom from speech

Joseph W. Mead, Cleveland State University Thousands of U.S. cities restrict panhandling in some way. These ordinances limit face-to-face soliciting, including interactions that occur on...

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When it comes to Ebola, how much risk is too much?

By Catherine Womack, Bridgewater State University Taking care of sick people has always involved personal risk. From plague to tuberculosis to smallpox to SARS, health-care...

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