Covid-19 exposes American philanthropy’s strengths and weaknesses
THE CORONAVIRUS has thrown many of the ills of American society into sharp relief: slow decision-making, inequality and a safety-net full of holes. A superpower that should have been well prepared to fight the pandemic is floundering instead. Yet the virus has also shown how far Americans will go to help one another. The country’s philanthropic sector, the biggest in the world, has leapt into action. Its response to the crisis so far has revealed both its immense propensity for goodwill and its flaws.
Source: The Economist