Finding the balance between a safety net and a spiderweb of corruption

As I write this I just finished reading the Lee Benson interview of United Way’s Deborah Bayle in the Deseret News. In full disclosure, I’m not a big fan of private social service agencies that institutionalize the use of tax dollars to service our neighbors in need. Simply put, those entities really aren’t private. Furthermore, in the battle between money and mission, acceptance of government dollars naturally creates mission drift.

OK, that said, I have tremendous respect for United Way of Salt Lake, especially for my friend Bill Crim and his boss Deborah. I’m grateful United Way is here in our state, and I’m grateful good people are at its helm.

Several thoughts hit me as I read this interview. Here are a few of them.

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