The myth of nonprofit sustainability dogs every charity in the sector. Not only must we have world-changing ideas and sound plans for how to execute them, we must know how to continue executing them indefinitely—even before we’ve started.
So a 21-gun salute to this guy, who has finally said aloud what we’ve all been thinking.
If we want to sustain social good, we have to pay for it as a society, and that means taxation. Anything short of that is, well, unsustainable, and pretending otherwise—pretending that we can get social goods on the cheap, or solely with private generosity—is like believing in Santa Claus.
And, as the Marx Brothers told us, there ain’t no Sanity Clause.