We know that philanthropy can backfire. The micro-finance project that led to so many suicides among third world debtors is a case in point. (But we should be asking whether there were fewer suicides, than with the prior indigenous forms of usery. If the volume of loans with commercial miscro-finance was higher, the interest rates lower, and the suicides per thousand fewer, then we can demonstrate success on any imaginable spreadsheet of inputs, outputs, and outcomes, unless someone mis-inputs the formulae or fails to use a balanced score card with appropriate benchmarks.) What we may not know is how often results-driven fundraising produces unforseen consequences. We may have a betrayal of mission, or be modeling the worst in ourselves and humanity, and we may become what we repeatedly do (in objectifying the donor, and mechanizing a process whose root is love and whose fruit is community). But I mean something more particular. Here in Wealth Bondage, as my contribution to civic service, I staff the after hours fundraiser suicide hotline. You would be amazed how many are self-loathing, full of secret contempt for the hard-closing manipulative, moves-managing methods, the sales-style metrics, the donor, the supervisor and above all themselves. What we become in achieving results - what degraded version of human - is a question I don't hear asked, and in they eyes of those in charge, I don't see the capacity to ask. The dead have come to bury the dead. The literature pertaining to this is not hard to find - Hard Times by Dickens, for example, and the reading of it by Martha Nussbaum, the writing of Amartya Sen, or the work of Jane Jacobs, or even that of Max Weber on the Iron Cage of Bureaucracy (metrics). Instead it is Peter Singer, the uber-utlitiarian, who is now the fashionable theorist of the metrics crowd. If we do not factor in the harm we have done in becoming what we are, and if we do not see the vast harm we do, in regimimenting others until they are as dead as we - what hope is there for humanity? What can be programmed will be programmed, factories and offices full of robots. What that will leave for the mass of the human is the bulldozer and the open pit grave, unless massive wealth is redistributed from the owners of the machine, to those who cannot compete with the machine. What need have we for the human if all we need are results?