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Philanthrocapitalism How Giving Can Save the World

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ISBN-10: 1596916958

ISBN-13: 9781596916951

Edition: 2009

Authors: Matthew Bishop, Michael Green, Bill Clinton

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From Buffett to Bono, how today's leading philanthropists are revolutionizing the field, using new methods to have a vastly greater impact on the world.For philanthropists of the past, charity was often a matter of simply giving money away. For the philanthrocapitaliststhe new generation of billionaires who are reshaping the way they giveit's like business. Largely trained in the corporate world, these "social investors" are using big-business-style strategies and expecting results and accountability to match. Bill Gates, the world's richest man, is leading the way: he has promised his entire fortune to finding a cure for the diseases that kill millions of children in the poorest countries in the world.InPhilanthrocapitalism, Matthew Bishop and Michael Green examine this new movement and its implications. Proceeding from interviews with some of the most powerful people on the planetincluding Gates, Bill Clinton, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and Bono, among othersthey show how a web of wealthy, motivated donors has set out to change the world.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 11/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

William Jefferson Clinton, August 19, 1946 - William jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. His father, an automobile parts salesman, was killed in a car accident three months before he was born. At the age of fifteen, Bill changed his name to that of his stepfather Roger's as a gesture of goodwill to both him and his mother. Clinton attended Hot Springs High School where he was very active in the student government, among other things. In 1963, Clinton was chosen to attend the American Legion Boys State, a government and leadership conference in Little Rock, where he was elected a senator and given the opportunity to go to Washington D. C. and meet President John F. Kennedy. Clinton attended Georgetown University after he graduated from high school, where he majored in International Studies. He interned for Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas, and with him became an opponent of the Vietnam War. Clinton won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford where he studied for two years before attending the University of Arkansas Law School. There he was issued a draft letter and joined ROTC, but was never called up since he received a high number for the draft lottery. In 1970, Clinton entered Yale Law School and worked for George McGovern's presidential campaign in 1972. He graduated from Yale in 1973, and worked for a short time in D. C. as a staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee. In 1974, Clinton entered his first political race, against Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, losing to the Congressman by 2 percent. In 1976, he was elected Arkansas Attorney General and in '78 ran for Arkansas Governor, winning the race 63% to 37%. He lost the reelection two years later because of Cuban refugee issues, but regained the title in 1982, and held it till he became President in 1993. Bill Clinton announced his run for President on October 3, 1991, and with Al Gore as his Vice President, took office on January 20, 1993 at the age of 46. He was one of the youngest men to hold the office of President and the first Democrat to be elected since 1976. As President, Clinton worked on health care reform, cut federal spending, created jobs, reduced the deficit and enacted the Assault Weapon Ban as part of the Crime Bill. He also helped Israel and Jordan achieve a peace treaty, enabled a peace accord between Israel and Palestine and contributed to the cease fire in Northern Ireland. Clinton stepped down from the Presidency in 2000 to make way for George W. Bush, and established himself in offices in Harlem, New York City, New York, while his wife was elected to the U.S. Senate, representing New York State.

Foreword
Preface
The Age of Philanthrocapitalism
Carnegie's Children
The Spirit of Philanthrocapitalism
Billanthropy
Investors for Good
The Vision Thing
Philanthropreneurship the eBay Way
Picassos, Genomes, and Ivory Towers
The Return of the Living Dead
The Good Company
Enter the Celanthropist
Virtue's Middlemen
We Are All Philanthrocapitalists Now
The Age of Plutocracy?
The Gospel of Wealth 2.0
Acknowledgments
Source Notes
Index