Religion – Better Off?

At the beginning of each semester, I invite my world religions students to think broadly about how religion has impacted human history.  Based on life experience, watching a debate among scholars, completing some readings, and conducting a little outside research each student is tasked with deciding whether or not society has been better of with religion or if it would have been better off without religion.  While the breakdown of answers is generally between 80-90% in favor of the the world Read More …

Review of Reinventing Philanthropy

Meet the Author Eric Friedman is an actuary, and a first time author.  He graduated from Stanford with majors in mathematics and economics.  As a young professional, he sought to determine how to maximize the impact of his giving.  Reinventing Philanthropy is the result of Friedman's personal experiences and continued study in an attempt to formulate an answer to this question of interest to many donors. Book Basics Reinventing Philanthropy (available later this month) is a refreshingly Read More …