Here is a wonderfully thoughtful article from Peter Buffet, son of Warren and director of philanthropic foundation NoVo Foundation. In this short article, Peter presents a well-reasoned argument that far from actually “solving” the problems that our many charitable organizations are created to focus on, they are in fact becoming part of the “establishment” that feeds into maintaining the status quo. As he states:
The rich sleep better at night, while others get just enough to keep the pot from boiling over. Nearly every time someone feels better by doing good, on the other side of the world (or street), someone else is further locked into a system that will not allow the true flourishing of his or her nature or the opportunity to live a joyful and fulfilled life.
Read the piece in its entirety here, you may find the re-framing he presents thought-provoking.