Buffet on philanthropy

Most of you have probably already heard about Buffet's intended gift to various foundations, most notably the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It sounds wonderful to me; as much as I dislike the attitude and tactics that Bill Gates has used at Microsoft, I've seen no reason to think his charitable foundation is anything other than an unalloyed good thing.

This post, though, is more to get people to read the interview with Warren Buffet in Fortune if you haven't already or if you didn't click through to the second page of the article. I really respect Buffet's public positions and statements, and that interview is full of great quotes about philanthropy and inheritance.

This sort of thing makes me feel more optimistic about the future of the world, and right now that's very welcome.

Posted: 2006-06-25 14:36 — Why no comments?

I've read in a few places that the impetus behind the philanthropy is mostly Melinda.

Of course, there's also this:

<bth> Does it occur to you that it's somewhat ironic for the second-richest man in the world to be giving untold billions to the first-richest man?

Posted by rone at 2006-06-25 21:25

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