Public Good by Private Means: How Philanthropy Shapes Britain
Rhodri Davies, author
Public Good by Private Means tells the story of philanthropy through the ages. It examines the relationship between philanthropists, the state and society, and throws light on the successes - and occasional spectacular failures - of great philanthropists from the past. It shows what history can tell us about modern philanthropy, including some of the current criticisms it faces, and considers difficult issues such as the link between tax and giving and the motivations of the wealthy.