Reply to post: Re: Oh, so now he's focusing on something ?

Larry Ellison abruptly pulls rug from under philanthropy foundation after two years to 'focus on COVID-19 fight'

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Re: Oh, so now he's focusing on something ?


In the Age of Kings, when they limited the power of over-mighty subjects they were accused of lopping down the tallest poppies, but they were then acting in the interests of their subjects as well as themselves.


Another perspective on Billy-Boy's fabulous generosity --- which just touches on the fact the capital never seems to go down even as he gives massively to pharmaceuticals that other branches of his empire are invested in:

He saves more in taxes by giving than most people will ever have in their bank account in a lifetime *, and by depriving the State of the disposal of such monies evolves NGOs into parallel states.


Larry flies straight compared to Gates.



* $4 billion by Gates' own estimate.

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