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The New #Feudalism


"Are Mark #Zuckerberg and Jeff #Bezos the new feudal elite? Anand Giridharadas talks to INET President Rob Johnson about how the titans of Silicon Valley use “ #philanthropy ” to control more of our lives.



#capitalism #society #inequality #economy #bigtech #siliconvalley #facebook #amazon #democracy #plutocracy
 

The Case Against Philanthropy

Last week, Jeff Bezos donated 98.5 million dollars to combat homelessness. Afterwards, left twitter was (rightfully) awash with criticism. 98.5 million is only a fraction of a fraction of both Bezos’ total wealth and annual income — wealth and income which he earned by working laborers to the death and destroying market competition. He donated the sum to his own morally dubious charity, which heavily emphasizes charter schooling, bootstrapping, and myriad other policies that are as ineffective as they are ideologically charged.

Predictably, conservatives fired back at leftists, accusing us of “never being satisfied.” In part, this comes from a fundamental (perhaps intentional) misunderstanding of leftism by the right — they believe leftists (at least, the ones who aren’t satanists) want a world where everyone chooses to be charitable. The reality is we want a world without chari
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The best thing to do with old LEGO bricks
https://www.treehugger.com/green-home/best-thing-do-old-lego-bricks.html

LEGO launched a pilot program called LEGO Replay, which blends sustainability with philanthropy. Families can take their old LEGOs, print a free shipping label from LEGO’s partner Give Back Box and send them away. Here’s where that durability comes into play: Give Back Box will inspect, sort, and clean the bricks, and ship them to Teach For America and Boys and Girls Club of Boston.

#lego #legoreplay #GiveBackBox #sustainability #philanthropy #treehugger
 
The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: don’t rely on billionaires | Aditya Chakrabortty
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/18/ruins-notre-dame-billionaires-french-philanthropy
#NotreDame #France #EmmanuelMacron #Philanthropy #Europe #Worldnews
 

Is it time to #EatTheRich now?


The latest episode of #OnTheMedia is really scratching my itch, especially the middle two quarters "How #Philanthropy Lets Rich People Off the Hook" and "Inside the #Chickenshit Club".
Harm To Ongoing Matter | On the Media | WNYC Studios
#EatTheRich
 
- #Read All About It! #Musk’s #Philanthropy #Deserves #Headlines


The Musk Foundation targets 4 areas: renewable energy research and advocacy, human space exploration research and advocacy, pediatric research, and science and engineering education. Elon Musk is the sole funder with at least $257 million donated to date.
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/30/read-all-about-it-musks-philanthropy-deserves-headlines/
 
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