Barabara Ehrenreich writes that the working poor are “the major philantropists of our society. They neglect their own childrenso that the children of others will be cared for; they live in sub-standard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stock prices will be high. To be a member of the working poor is to be an anonymous donor, a nameless benefactor to everyone else.”
Quoted in Holbrook, et al., Global Values 101, viii-ix.
3 responses to “The New Philanthropy”
That’s a shocking statement. I’m going to forward it to some people who work with the needy in my community. Thanks, Matt.
No problem, I know that it was a slap in the face to me!