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Speak Your Piece: The ‘Hard Truths’ of Dismissing Rural Philanthropy

Eduardo Porter’s recent New York Times piece, “The Hard Truths of Trying to Save the Rural Economy,” is misguided and patronizing, even if his intention is not. Unfortunately, he is not alone as an urban-based influencer who passes judgment on rural places from urban bubbles. Large national and regional urban-based philanthropy also can be misguided and patronizing.   Just as Porter has no rural experience but somehow believes he has […]