Tom Usher wrote or added | This is absolutely right on! What the article doesn't go into that is very important are the calculations of the accountants. When the stingy give (even to bad causes — very often), the PR translates into more profits for the evil "system" in which all of the "givers" are so heavily invested.
For the record, Bill Gates had to have his arm twisted before he started giving a dime to anyone. He was actually embarrassed into even considering it, but his accountants and PR people convinced him.
Now look at how the mainstream press treats him — like a Godsend — never mind that this article is way to easy on him. He made his money via violating anti-trust laws — by agreements in restraint of trade. Where was the uproar when everything was dropped on the issue?
Don't even get me started on Warren Buffett who said cigarette companies were good investments because nicotine is addictive.
Thanks, Chris 'Pyrate' McCabe!
Chris 'Pyrate' McCabe
Let's see 'em open their wallets for Pakistan!
We don't hear them calling for an end to Pentagon spending. Pakistan and the whole planet could have been taken care of decades ago if the US had spent on peace as much as it spent on military imperialism.
You're right that they don't want to give and share in the right ways.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 19:23) Giving away 1/2 leaves these guys rich in mammon. I think most of them are atheists anyway. I know Gates is.