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Saturday March 27th, 2021 morning edition

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Philanthropy among the elite class in the United States and the United Kingdom does more to create goodwill for the super-wealthy than to alleviate social ills for the poor, according to a new meta-analysis.

A group of U.K. researchers reviewed 263 journal articles, books and studies on elite philanthropy to better understand the role it plays in this new age of inequality.

"But entrepreneurship has enabled philanthropy for centuries so it's important to understand how the philanthropic sector supports the economic sector.".

Elite philanthropy, the study argues, is transactional, as there are also material benefits in addition to the cultural capital.

Universities and colleges such as Harvard and Oxford, which already boast large endowments, are by far the largest beneficiaries of elite philanthropy.

The researchers present four types of elite philanthropy that are distinguished by a focus in either developed or developing countries.

"But we're looking at this systematically and on that level, a lot of improvements can be made.". »

Union president says MLB players ready to discuss moving All-Star Game from Georgia in wake of voter-restriction laws

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“As it relates to the All-Star Game, we have not had a conversation with the league on that issue.

But on Thursday, in the wake of voting-restriction legislation signed into law by the Georgia governor, the executive director of the MLB Players Association said the players are ready to discuss moving their annual midsummer exhibition out of Georgia.

A Los Angeles Times column on Thursday called for MLB to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta. »

Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104

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FILE - In this April 19, 1998 file photo, Beverly Cleary signs books at the Monterey Bay Book Festival in Monterey, Calif.

The beloved children's author, whose characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins enthralled generations of youngsters, has died.

NEW YORK (AP) — Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died. »