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Corporate donations, the best interest of the company and the proper purpose doctrine

Klein, Elizabeth and du Plessis, Jean 2005, Corporate donations, the best interest of the company and the proper purpose doctrine, University of New South Wales law journal, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 69-97.

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Title Corporate donations, the best interest of the company and the proper purpose doctrine
Author(s) Klein, Elizabeth
du Plessis, Jean
Journal name University of New South Wales law journal
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 69
End page 97
Publisher University of New South Wales, School of Law
Place of publication Kensington, N.S.W.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 0313-0096
1839-2881
Summary Corporate philanthropy is illegitimate spending by powerful corporate elite of someone else’s money; an attempt to bypass democratic allocation of taxes; philanthropy by individuals is laudable, but not by corporations.

Just as I wouldn’t want you to implement your personal judgments by writing checks on my bank account for charities of your choice, I feel it inappropriate to write checks on your corporate ‘bank account’ for the charities of my choice.
Language eng
Field of Research 180109 Corporations and Associations Law
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, University of NSW, School of Law
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003011

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