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Book review: charity sucks by Iqbal Wahhab

Picton, John (2016) Book review: charity sucks by Iqbal Wahhab. LSE Review of Books (28 Nov 2016). Blog Entry.

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Are charities best placed to solve social problems and deliver welfare or might business do it better? This is the key argument of Iqbal Wahhab in his new ‘provocation’, Charity Sucks. While the controversial message of the book chimes with wider debates about the capacity for commerce to deliver prosperity, this unconvincing book fundamentally misunderstands the nature of donation and the relationship between capitalism and charity, writes John Picton.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 00:15

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