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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Elizabeth Merritt

Elizabeth Merritt

The great tax escape that is America's nonprofit sector | FT Alphaville - 1 views

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      Philip Hackney, @EOTaxProf, notes "same orgs were exempt back in 1862 when first income tax was enacted"
  • it turns out that the way the wealthy decide how to distribute cash is often even less fair than the way the state decides how to spend it.
  • More than half of the highly conspicuous donations of the ultra-rich were injected directly into the endowments of their already rich alma maters. Much of the rest was given to hushed museums in the form of very expensive donated art, or to other places that rich old people tend to congregate, like cultural arts centers and high-end hospitals. In other words, the funds the rich were giving went largely to institutions that tended to the needs and prerogatives of the rich and privileged.
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  • DAFs were being used to sidestep rules that require foundations to make annual donations to charities.
Elizabeth Merritt

Does the Art World Have a Demographics Problem? | Picture This | Big Think - 0 views

  • experience of the population in our increasingly diverse and still troubled nation.” Perhaps it’s time for art museums to advocate actively for a place in the national educational curriculum, not just for their own selfish survival, but to save culture itself as a important part both of our heritage and of our future as a coalition of creatively, critically
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