Charitable organisations have been integrated into the broader capitalist system. Their business models are effectively no different in principle to that adopted by the likes of Apple and Amazon. Daniel Margrain questions the notion that capitalists offer the solution to the problems of society.
Kids Company, once one of Britain’s most recognised and beloved charities, was shut down in 2015 after a stream of negative media stories about lavish spending and mismanagement. Almost overnight, national sentiment towards its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, reversed. Batmanghelidjh claims she was the victim of a brutal and systematic character assassination. Today, Batmanghelidjh joins us on the show to reveal what really pushed Kids Company to the wall.