In the Patriot Act: Why Billionaires won't save us, philanthropy as an act of good will was revealed to actually be a way to cheat the law and avoid paying taxes to maintain such wealth. From this we can conclude that billionaires (not unlike Bruce Wayne) have no reason to make systematic change because those very systems are what made them wealthy. Enforcing strong laws is ineffective if they can be cheated or if there is no long-term impact on their profit. Tax loops such as the DAF or the 501(c) make it possible for billionaires to hoard wealth that should be going back into the economy.
This week, I believe that we cannot rely on philanthropy. Even if that was possible, we should not because it means privatizing vital services and changing business models that made the service attractive to the average person. My proposed intervention this week would be to make eliminate the mechanisms that billionaires use to maintain their status as billionaires. For example, a petition to reform the DAF.