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Charity Cheating (Perverse Incentives I)

Some incentives to give to charity

A notice to employees

“Sponsor a colleague and [we] will double match your donation – £2 for £1”; “Volunteer with a charity in your own time and [we] will ‘time-match‘ with a cash donation to the charity up to the value of £1, 200 p.a.”

I believe this employer has just created the right incentives for charities to pay their employees to donate to them! Not, I’m sure, that anyone would be interested in that.

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