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PUBLIC GOOD BY PRIVATE MEANS

The book 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.

ABOUT THE BOOK

CAF is delighted to announce the launch of our book Public Good by Private Means: How philanthropy shapes Britain by Rhodri Davies, the leader of CAF’s “Giving Thought” think tank.

Public Good by Private Means tells the story of philanthropy through the ages. 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rhodri Davies

Head of Policy

Rhodri leads Giving Thought – CAF’s in-house think tank focussing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. He is the author of Public Good by Private Means: How philanthropy shapes Britain, which traces the history of philanthropy in Britain and what it tells us about the role of modern philanthropy.

Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

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