In BP’s Unbalanced, Uncharitable Funding , Rob Bluey argues that BP has made the wrong choice in giving money to state governments rather than to private charities.

By embracing government bureaucracy over private efficiency, the company is forcing charities struggling to respond to the enormous human needs—needs created by BP’s catastrophic spill—to rely on government to deliver the funding they must have to continue their crucial and irreplaceable work.

The article, today’s second “On the Square” article, goes on to describe the situation in Louisiana and the reason BP should be favoring charities over state governments.