A call to arms which this blog fully supportsJanuary 17, 2011 Tim Worstallblogs3 CommentsFake Charities. Yes, they need volunteers. Go thou and do the Devil\’s work. previousWhat a fascinating questionnextWell now, this is good to know 3 thoughts on “A call to arms which this blog fully supports” paul ilc January 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm “if a charity has receives over £1 million from the state, or garners more than 10% of their cash from the state, then they are designated a Fake Charity.” That definition is too broad and rather arbitrary. Why call a charity fake if it receives 90% of its fundng from private sources? And the sum of £1m is irrelevant: what matters is the percentage of income gained from the state. And charities do provide a customer-responsive alternative to centralised state provision…. for example, if I were in ‘socal housing’, I would rather my landlord was a well-established charity than a local authority or other public body… pete January 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm “if I were in ‘socal housing’, I would rather my landlord was a well-established charity than a local authority or other public body…” Then you’ve never been in social housing. The difference is undetectable. paul ilc January 18, 2011 at 9:28 am I was thinking of long-established housing charities, Pete, rather than the charities established by local authorities as arms-length subsidiaries. And I’ve been told by someone who has been resident in both types that the former is hugely preferable. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.