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Comment author: Prismattic 09 October 2011 02:13:58AM 4 points [-]

... I didn't even know the word "philantrophy" existed before I got here...

It's "philanthropy", but "philantrophy" would be an awesome neologism for the chaos that results from well-intentioned but ill-conceived humanitarian aid.

Comment author: pedanterrific 09 October 2011 03:13:11AM *  4 points [-]

Philentropy: (noun) measure of the decrease of the utility/dollar ratio as a function of distance to recipient.

Edit: Here I thought I just made this up whole cloth, and what does google tell me but that it's the name of an album older than I am. Nothing new under the sun, etc and so on. Relevant.