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It pays to have a self-actualizing job in philanthropy

WSJ article reports that 2,700 individuals working for tax-exempt organizations received more than a million dollars of salary in 2014.

I say that these organizations should have their tax-exempt status revoked.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

Posted in Wealth

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  1. There’s gotta be a million in tax exempt salary at the Gates Foundation alone.


    March 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

  2. All charitable and religious organizations should have their tax status revoked. Too many crooks. The system does not work.


    March 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

    • But then you wouldn’t have free entrance at museums. There would be no opera or symphony, but it still wouldn’t get rid of religionists because they are fanatics but opera lovers are pragmatic tax avoiders.

      no too late

      March 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      • Boo fucking hoo. Putting these crooks out of business would be worth the $15. Maybe we’d keep more of our income to while the never do wells paid more in, offsetting the cost.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

        March 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      • A lot of the exhibits and shows are politicized. Free culture is good and the general idea of tax exempt charities is good, but what’s going on is subversion of the country and diversion of funds from their true purpose.


        March 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      • “But then you wouldn’t have free entrance at museums. There would be no opera or symphony”

        Maybe they should lose their tax exemptions and subsidies. Most of it is run by liberals anyway. Let them fund their own crap. Maybe if they had to fund themselves it would change their politics. And, yes, changing circumstances frequently changes the politics.


        March 8, 2017 at 8:44 pm

  3. Philanthropy is nice, but it won’t pay the rental on your humble flat or help you at the automat. $1MM/year is deeply self-actualising.

    Greg Pandatshang

    March 7, 2017 at 11:14 am

  4. I have a friend, who heads a charitable organization. In a moment of frankness he’d told me that often when raising money for the organization he isn’t sure if he is doing it for himself or for the cause.


    March 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

  5. Some people are every effective at raising money and coordinating shit. They are worth the salary.


    March 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    • Begrudgingly true..

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lapdog

      March 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    • True that! Like these sweet sounding women voices calling you to raise money for breastfeeding cancer. That voice gets at least 50%, but who could refuse?


      March 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      • Breast cancer.


        March 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  6. a cushy high IQ non profit job paid for by donors

    grey enlightenment

    March 7, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    • The workers pay taxes on their salaries, but not the organization.

      I know a few SWPL types all in the family. One is a college professor, his brother is director for a cultural institution, and his sister works for a charity as higher up, and banking it really good.

      As they say, there is a prole sucka every minute!


      March 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      • Which is why I tell Yakov, either you get a status inducing, value transference career or get subsidized by the gov’t. Anything else means you’re a sucka in America!


        March 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

  7. Bah. All taxation as Libertarians say is immoral and the result in the US of mostly leftists creating deficit as an excuse to seize or simply spending down public trusts that paid for services, then demanding coerced taxes.

    In Alaska the left is right now trying to dismantle the Alaska Fund to fund their schemes and deficits, and already say they’ll put in a ‘fair’ income tax when gone so they can prohibit something.

    These charities are mostly voluntary and a lot more trustworthy and efficient than the hijinks I’ve seen from altruistic officials over the years. Pay ’em 2 million.


    March 8, 2017 at 7:54 am

  8. It has to feel ironic that such an upper class position (as per Fussell), is reduced to more or less being in charge of begging for money from your betters (the TOOS class).

    I suppose that it’s just another parallel between the low prole and upper classes.


    March 15, 2017 at 11:53 am

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