Americans are a generous people, contributing about $300 billion to charity each year. But when we make out a check to a charity, how do we know that the recipients are actually getting help? How do we know that our dollars are doing what we want them to do?
Students who dream of starting a high-tech company may aim for Stanford University, while those who want to be scientists target the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If running a Major League Baseball team is on your to-do list, it pays to attend Amherst College.