Billionaire donors tend to favor causes that benefit or at least do not endanger their own bottom lines. Despite Smith’s generosity he’ against necessary tax increases.
I am not a fan of billionaires and am always suspect of any altruism from them. There is something to learn from the gifts from these two.
Being president to a billionaire has to be a crummy job. Having substantial control is easier. When their fortunes are at risk, any one of then is willing.
I bought overpriced Starbucks coffee because I knew I was supporting a company that had a moral social acumen. Former CEO Schultz is now a parasite.
See how the top 100 billionaires in America use the influence of their money to get their way.
Billionaires giving most or a large percentage of their fortunes makes a wonderful story. Benevolent? That does not tell the much more complicated story.
Who could forget the Rant from Rick Santelli. There he was on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange at some trading desk ranting against the Obama administration pondering helping those with ridiculously high mortgages. He claimed that doing so would encourage bad behavior. He then solicits a response from fat car traders. Afterwards he states these traders […]