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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PHILANTHROPY VS. TAXES

Monday, November 18, 2013

Hold on Mr. Benioff and other moguls. (SF Chronicle, November 18, 2013) Giving gifts of books and stuffed animals is nice, but it does not solve the problems of the homeless. Massive donations to education by foundations do not solve the wreck of our education system. Dot com contributions to hospitals fail to even dent the deeply flawed health care systems of our country.

Only governments on the state, national and local levels can do this. Tax-averse businesses and industries make it impossible to really improve homelessness, education or health care as well as protecting the environment and feeding the starving.


All the private philanthropy in the world cannot solve the massive problems facing our nation and world. The self-interest of big and small business opposes most efforts to change the world for the better. What a huge difference it would make to the planet and the people if business and industry cooperated with the government with talent and tax money.

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