On the pic of Bill Schambra heading a Panel at the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, imagine instead The Happy Tutor in a white rayon leisure suit, shirt open, gold chain, hairy chest, bell bottoms, old ostrich skin cowboy boots caged from a Dumpster. It all comes down to framing. If the Tutor were gripping the podium, against a blue background emblazoned, Wealth Bondage, and Bill were among the Panelists, along with our mutual patron, Candidia Cruikshanks, we would have a proper framing for the discourse about wealth and giving in America. The moderator always wins, unless he would rather tip the win to an Adjunct. I will tell you this, Schambra is a good pick to beat Tutor in a scholarly debate about philanthropy, but Dr. Chadwallah could sure whip Bill's Adjunct, Joel Schwartz. Maybe, Bill, we could at least get them to debate?
Joel Schwartz is an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He is the author of Fighting Poverty with Virtue: Moral Reform and America's Urban Poor, 1825-2000.
Dr. Amrit Chadwallah is an Adjunct Senior Wealth Bondage Fellow at The Cruikshanks Center for Philanthropy and Civic Comity. He is the author of Signs of Power/Power of Signs: Hidden Meanings in the Moral Discourse of Prostitutes, Thieves and Pimps in Augustan England with Special Attention to John Gay's The Beggars Opera, Treated as a Satire upon the Habits, Morals, and Hypocrisy of the Walpole Regime.
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