Thursday, July 15, 2010

Big Name Foundations spread the wealth... or do they?

"The government is inefficient," scream the Free Enterpriseists. "Let private enterprise do it."

And then they tell me that Bill Gates is actually a good guy because he gives money away through his foundation. (After stealing it in the first place with a ruthless business model... now happily falling apart.)

Well, let's see how OTHER Foundations are doing. (This is from FORBES, of all places.)

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Why I Hate America... pt. I forget

So in the corporate world, whistleblowers on corporate corruption are cheered. But in the military... they're arrested.

More than that. Conservatives say that the US-tortured prisoners in Guantanamo have no rights because "they target civilians." Turns out that the US army does the same thing! What a surprise!