How Foundations Exercise Power
By Cliff DuRand
We usually think of foundations as philanthropic organizations that provide funds for worthwhile purposes. However, we don’t reflect on the power of these private institutions—the power to shape our organization’s agendas and direct public discourse. Foundations are another one of the ways that money talks.
Center for Global Justice presents:
“How Foundations Exercise Power”
By Dr. Joan Roelofs
Wed, Feb 17, 11am
“Varieties of Socialism”
Thu, Feb 18, 1pm
Political scientist Joan Roelofs has been studying the private power of foundations. The uthor of Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism. will be sharing her findings in a talk on “How Foundations Exercise Power.”
Varieties of Socialism
Bernie Sanders has put the word “socialism” into our current political discourse. Other candidates and the media want to ignore his “democratic socialism.” However, his rallies are drawing huge numbers of young people (and others). Half of the Iowa Democrats are even drawn to it. But what does it mean? A Global Justice panel will explore “Varieties of Socialism.” Is it the New Deal? Or public ownership of the means of production, or just an activist government promoting the common welfare? Is it publicly owned facilities? Or is it cooperatives or even communal living? Whatever it is, the billionaire class is afraid of it.