In the Guardian, an essay on the goal of Chuck Feeney, who gave away around $8 billion during his life. Still with us at 89, Mr. Feeney lives in San Francisco in a rented apartment. Billionaire Chuck Feeney achieves goal of giving away his fortune Rupert Neate Sat 19 Sep 2020 Irish-American mogul’s philanthropic foundation … [Read more…]
Seems that themes come in batches, the newest theme for me is the old Jetson’s promise of leisure time replacing work, somewhere in the future we’d all work at what we’re good at and there would be enough (food and other goods and money) to go around. I’m firmly convinced that since the dawn of … [Read more…]
In the New York Review’s Daily blog, Marilynne Robinson’s essay “Year One: Rhetoric & Responsibility” reminds me that we had a President in Obama who could appreciate her gifts and actually carry on a conversation at this level. I specially like this paragraph: The Trumps are a special problem, unembarrassed money-grubbers in whom other motives … [Read more…]
Keeping people poor is a political choice we can no longer afford, with so much human potential wasted. We need a universal basic income By Rutger Bregman the Guardian, March 6, 2017.