In his recent op-ed, "Too Much Gratitude?", Peter Singer, comments on Michael Bloomberg's recent gift of $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins, in gratitude for the opportunities his education (and scholarship) made possible. While gratitude as a reason for giving is laudable, Singer says, it can often conflict with the "effective altruism" movement of "doing the most good that we can." He provides a recent example of MIT alumnus, Hank Rowan, who dontated $100 million to Glassboro State College on the basis of need.
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