[A-List] 34 billionaires pledge half of their fortunes
nadjatesich at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 5 19:00:06 MDT 2010
Thank you Margaret,thank you Tony,
Of course I agree with you.This is a propaganda good for Tv.
I loved the ending,"Nobody gives money away without expecting
some kind of payback.'
ps. This is different.I help friends in trouble without expecting anything.
But then ,I myself don't have much.
> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:14:12 -0700
> From: kaliyuga at wildblue.net
> To: a-list at lists.econ.utah.edu
> Subject: Re: [A-List] 34 billionaires pledge half of their fortunes
> On 8/5/10, Tony B. wrote:
> > Caveat:
> > As significant portion of Gates' philanthropic efforts have gone towards the
> > destruction of the public school system in America and towards the
> > establishment of privatized charter schools. An ongoing strategy that has
> > the support of the Obama Aministration.
> > I rather suspect that much of these 'philanthropic' efforts will similarly
> > go towards such socially counter-productive / elitist ventures.
> > More to the point, however, is the fact - long ago alluded to by Ferdinand
> > Lundberg in 'The Rich and the Superich' - that such philanthropic efforts
> > are the end result of a process of mass theft...which booty is then (very)
> > partially restored through 'philanthropic' public relations campaigns that,
> > effectively, act to justify, legitimize and simply obscure the original
> > robbery.
> Very well stated. As you allude to, huge concentrations of money
> funneled to the 'right' people serves to promote an agenda that
> bypasses popular and constitutional considerations. Nobody really
> gives money away without expecting some kind of payback.
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