In Giridharadas’s view, these campaigns create two huge hurdles for a healthy society. “One, [these companies] are trying to minorly defray—by philanthropic moonlighting—the negative things they do by operational daylight, and the philanthropic moonlighting stuff is often frankly on just a much smaller scale than the harm they admit into the society by operational daylight,” he says. “Point number two: They use the do-gooding to undermine the idea of solving these problems together. It’s not just like subsidizing a road. At some point, on some panel somewhere, [their road paving] will then be used to say it’s better to keep taxes low: ‘It’s better to have government not do a lot, that the private sector can step up.'” … [Read more...] about As corporate philanthropy and marketing stunts converge, who is actually benefiting?