Money and philanthropy
When the stories fade, money has one function: Greenlighting.
This function of money obeys the law of diminishing returns: more money means fewer goods and services left to greenlight.
Eventually there is nothing left to greenlight, despite the extra money we earn.
This is when philanthropy makes sense. There is always a buffet of worthwhile and interesting projects our money can greenlight.
All this got me thinking: where is the marketplace for these projects, and how might it look?
Could it be a Tinderesque platform, where providers and purchasers of philanthropy projects meet via left and right swipes?
A platform like this might skew towards familiar and quantitative offerings, over esoteric and qualitative offerings.
Or it might encourage providers and purchasers to think clearly about what they offer one another, as well as giving a shop window to those with a little less reach.