Keeping Republics Republican
Rob Atkinson Jr.
Florida State University - College of Law
August 12, 2011
Texas Law Review, Vol. 88, No. 1, 2011
FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 525
Several months ago I told Brian Galle I had accepted the offer of Texas Law Review See Also to comment on his article, Keep Charity Charitable. He remarked, with his typically casual candor, “I’d have asked someone I disagree with more.” The title of Professor Galle’s article nicely identifies our common ground: he now believes, very much as I once believed, in the wisdom of keeping charity charitable and meeting a wide range of basic social needs through nonprofit or “third sector” organizations, as opposed to for-profit firms on the one hand and government agencies on the other. Professor Galle’s article addresses a position with which he and I both disagree: one that would cede a more-or-less large portion of the traditional field of charity to for-profit firms – in this particular dustup, those who favor “for-profit charity” over “charitable charity.”
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Date posted: August 13, 2011
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