Viewpoint: Rethinking Charity: What Do We Owe Each Other?

The way in which we decide what qualifies as a charitable purpose deserves to be considered in the context of broader public policy rather than be confined, as it often is, to merely technical debates about the application of ancient definitions of charitable purpose to new situations. The numerous tax subsidies available to charities would…

Counterpoint

A Response to “Commercial Nonprofit Enterprises in the United States: The Phenomenon of Unfair Competition”1 and Unfair Competition: The Profits of Nonprofits For nearly a decade, a vocal segment of America’s small business community, with government support through the Small Business Administration, has accused commercially active nonprofit organizations of having an unfair competitive advantage. Two…

Viewpoint: Unmasking the Two-Tier Tax-Credit Scheme

Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. Introduction In justifying the new two-tier tax credit scheme for charitable contribu¬≠tions, Finance Minister Michael Wilson has produced some rather perplexing, as well as anemic, platitudes. According to the Minister the new scheme is fairer than the old…