“Democratizing American Philanthropy by Christine E. Ahn (1993) illuminates that all large donors have agendas of personal gain which can affect social justice work. The essay speaks to philanthropy and democracy, discussing how moneyed foundations can take away money from a collective tax base as well as advance elitist and undemocratic agendas.  Ahn tries to get the reader to reflect on the tensions between foundational money and government in order to subvert traditional and incomplete ideas of the way our social justice system works.

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