Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetimes or at death. If their campaign succeeds, it could change the face of philanthropy.
Read it all. That's the way it should be: voluntarily and to accountable projects, not extending a sort of blank check to the government so that it spends in whatever it wants which is almost always in the wrong way. And it doesn't matter which party is in government, they're almost the same.

Forced solidarity, via taxes, is no solidarity. A good message for those who think that taxes should be higher, forgetting that there's nothing that prevents them from extending a check on top of their tax return.