Edgar Villanueva, vicious cycles, and 'Decolonizing Wealth'

Edgar Villanueva has a new book. But more than that, he has a set of solutions to the pernicious problem of white men controlling the flow of philanthropic money in our country.

His solutions are rooted in Native wisdom and he’s a member of the Lumbee Tribe, hailing originally from North Carolina.

We discuss how foundations are stuck in vicious cycles, often reluctant to engage in upending a system that generated their wealth in the first place. And when it comes to health, they’re often stuck on an endless carousel of being hesitant to solve the public policy issues that created the health problems that the foundation was set up to fix in the first place.

Ryan Sims