Matthew Yglesias begs the other alumni of our alma mater, Harvard:
Matthew Yglesias: America’s Mad Obsession With Giving Money to Already-Rich Universities: If you can’t think of a charitable institution that could use your money more than the already-richest university in the world—one that overwhelming educates the children of prosperous people—then you’re obviously not thinking very hard. If you want to support worthwhile education endeavors, find a charter school or an obscure local college that’s doing a good job with kids from underprivileged backgrounds. Or give money to improve public health in the third world, or to an effective politics/advocacy organization working to improve American public policy. Anything, really. Just not an outfit that’s already got way more money than every other nonprofit in the country.