Mine Rescue, by Fletcher Martin, 1939. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.

Philanthropy

Volume VIII, Number 3 | summer 2015

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Money Trails

Where the UN, the World Bank, and eleven nations send foreign aid.

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Miscellany

In 1463 John Weeks bequeathed six-and-eightpence to St. Anne and St. Agnes in Aldersgate ward for the purchase of wood to burn heretics. Weeks may have meant the gift as a helpful threat, hoping for heretics to save their souls before bonfires became necessary.

Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all.

—Eva Perón, 1949