The Geopolitics of the Gregorian Calendar is republished with permission of Stratfor."
Bill Gates tried to get hedge fund founder Robert W. Wilson, who committed suicide over the weekend, to join his giving pledge. Wilson, who gave away hundreds of millions of dollars of his personal fortune on his own, politely told Gates he wanted to "stay far away" from his effort.
Thesis: World poverty will not be solved by just allowing more immigration into the U.S. (or other first world countries). It must be done by cultivating entrepreneurship and free trade by people where they are:
And this approach is working:
"Why should we sacrifice 10 per cent of our income today to make Bill Gates better off?”The sense of urgency about climate change might be more credible when government officials and celebrities start reducing their carbon footprint.
They seem to favor the same kind of photo-ops.