Re: The problem with small-scale private philanthropy by the wealthiest is that it achieves little
> So I pay tax which I hope would go to the NHS and someone else gives their charitable status Opera society a donation and some of my tax goes to subsidise their visit to the same opera and you think that is not immoral?
There's a similar argument regarding for-profit companies that fundraise on behalf of charities. They take a percentage but the net result is that the charity still gets more donations than if it didn't use professional fundraisers.
So the moral question is whether the end justifies the means? What right do you have to limit or put a stop to the activities of a charity simply because you don't like the way it raises funds?