Writing off Ideas: Taxation, Philanthropy, and America's Non-Profit Foundations

Writing off Ideas: Taxation, Philanthropy, and America's Non-Profit Foundations

by Randall G. Holcombe

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Writing off Ideas: Taxation, Philanthropy, and America's Non-Profit Foundations by Randall G. Holcombe

In light of the growth of tax-exempt foundations both financially and in the scope of their activities during the 20th century, Holcombe (economics, Florida State U.) examines their economic, cultural, and intellectual implications. He takes up such questions as the impact of tax laws on foundations and the types of ideas they produce, how their activities relate to the interests and intentions of their founders, and whether the public good is better served by economic management of assets or the private market process. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765800138
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/30/2000
Series: Independent Studies in Political Economy
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Randall G. Holcombe is research fellow at the Independent Institute and DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. He is author of twelve books and more than 100 articles published in academic and professional journals. His books include Writing Off Ideas: Taxation, Foundations, and Philanthropy in America, Public Policy and the Quality of Life, From Liberty to Democracy: Th e Transformation of American Government, and Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress.

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