Archive | December, 2011

December 30, 2011 ~ 0 Comments

What pushes us to give?

American Public Media’s Marketplace does a series on philanthropy every year around the holidays.  This year, Kai Ryssdal interviews Dean Karlan, professor of Economics at Yale, to talk about giving – why people do it and the state of giving in general.  Do people give for tax benefits or sincere altruism? How much (or little)  Read More…

December 28, 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Looking Back on 2011

We are about to usher in 2012, so let’s try to take stock of the last 12 months. Let’s recall both our blessings and our misfortunes to remind us of what we learned and what we still need to do. 2011 was a roller coaster. I will dispense with all of the hackneyed weather analogies  Read More…

December 23, 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Observations for Inspiration

For all you readers looking to spread joy and generosity during the holidays, look no further. A “hip” guide created by our friends at Family Circle Advisors will help you get in the right spirit – and state of mind – of giving individually or with your family. The Hip Family’s Guide to Happier Holidays  Read More…