Martin Morse Wooster is senior fellow at the Capital Research Center. He is the author of three books: Angry Classrooms, Vacant Minds (Pacific Research Institute, 1994), The Great Philanthropists and the Problem of ‘Donor Intent’ (Capital Research Center, 1994; revised 1998 and 2007, and 2017), and Great Philanthropic Mistakes (Hudson Institute, 2006; revised 2010).

My Articles

June 15, 2018, 11:17 AM EDT
Remember “compassionate conservatism?” That was the movement in the 1990s that was supposed to transform conservatism by making it more humane and more concerned with the problems of the less fortunate.
January 25, 2018, 10:02 AM EST
The past year, with major hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, has once again cast light on the activities of the American Red Cross. As in the past, there are questions one needs to know about the Red Cross that are hard to answer. Is the organization doing a good job? How could the Red Cross do a better job? Should donors feel confident that their gifts are being used effectively?
October 31, 2017, 3:58 PM EDT
One of the topics in social policy I’ve never gotten around to discussing is the debate over a “universal basic income,” in which the welfare state would be partially or completely replaced with a guaranteed income that would be given to everyone.
February 9, 2017, 1:46 PM EST
What are these men doing?
November 15, 2016, 10:29 AM EST
The problem is, you assume aid you pour in will go where you want.
August 20, 2015, 4:29 PM EDT
It’s a worthy purpose of philanthropy to deepen our understanding of the free market and of capitalism. There are several ways donors can do this. One is to do what the Liberty Fund does and publish great works by champions of the free market in affordable, sturdy editions.