Rich people love to give away money for charitable causes to convince you that they’re not so bad after all. Don’t be fooled: we need to dispossess the benevolent rich of their ill-gotten gains, too.
Nick French is a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of California–Berkeley and a member of the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America.
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