Chick Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, who passed away Sunday, put charity at the forefront of his company's business model early on, before it became common in the fast food industry. Chick-fil-A has given over $68 million in donations to education and charities since its founding, according to the company.
Detroit's bankruptcy is a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they’d otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans. Are Detroit, its public employees, poor residents, and bondholders the only ones who should sacrifice when 'Detroit' can’t pay its bills? Or does the relevant sphere of responsibility include Detroit’s affluent suburbs?