America, Where Altruism By Any Other Name is Narcissism

Donald Earl Collins
6 min readFeb 25, 2019
Forbes Billionaires: The richest people on the planet [Composite photo/Daily Express (UK), Getty]

Big-time philanthropy is just as narcissistic and capitalistic as any other part of American culture. The recent Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike is but one example of private philanthropy’s underhanded impact on public institutions. Teachers had received only one salary increase since 2007, and had worked off only one three-year contract since 2011. This, in addition to…

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Donald Earl Collins

Freelancer via @washingtonpost | @TheAtlantic |@AJEnglish | @Guardian; American Univ. & UMUC history prof. Invite me to write/speak: donaldearlcollins@gmail.com