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The New Rules of Old Money

By World on The Run

Harper’s BAZAAR – hen Casey Llewellyn was a teenager in Boston, her mother came to her with some startling news: “She said our family had money and I would never have to work in my life if I didn’t want to. That was extremely terrifying.” Llewellyn, a 37-year-old playwright, says she’d always known her family was well-off—but not like that. “Of course I knew we had money,” she tells me. “We went on vacations to Europe and ski trips. But my politics at that time were like, ‘F*#k the man.’ And then, suddenly, it was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m the man.’”

A wave of radical giving is underway. The mammoth donations of philanthropic heavyweights like MacKenzie Scott and Melinda French Gates are only the most visible examples of affluent people trying to address America’s outrageous problem of economic inequality and change the way giving gets done…

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