Philanthropists must make money. Hmm.

Are we being treated like human beings by our Corporate Captains? Have they heard of the word 'compassion' or is greed the guiding light for them?

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Post by Dreamweaver » 24 Jan 2019, 01:20

https://news.stanford.edu/2018/12/03/th ... ilanthropy
Robert Reich says
In an age of massive and rising inequality, we also see rising levels of philanthropic activity among the very wealthy. The two go hand in hand.

This might seem an uncontroversially good thing, a mechanism for the wealthy to return some of their wealth to society. It can indeed be a good thing, but the starting point of my analysis is that big philanthropy is an exercise in power – the direction of the private assets of wealthy people toward some public influence. In a democratic society, wherever we see the exercise of power in a public setting, the response it deserves is not gratitude but scrutiny.
That seems a lot to do with the US tax system, favouring the rich..

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Post by Teddy » 24 Jan 2019, 12:33

How did Richard Branson become so rich?

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Post by Perrorist » 24 Jan 2019, 15:48

I remember trying to read his autobiography but gave up after realising how self-centered he was.

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