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How India’s richest 1% can effect change

Strategic Philanthropy | Dec 30, 2017

The super-rich must not just be super-generous but also be seen to be super-generous, to inspire more people to give.
TurningPoint: India is giving more at this stage of its economy than many other countries.
When a few people get super-wealthy very rapidly, societies sit up and take notice. When some of them talk publicly about what wealth means to them, it starts off a healthy discussion on the role and responsibility of private wealth in a deeply unequal society.

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