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Book Review on 'Billionaires'

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发表于 9-19-2014 11:30:56 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
本帖最后由 choi 于 9-19-2014 15:54 编辑

Tom Perkins, Sticking it to the the Rich. In more socialized countries, charitable giving from the wealthy is virtually unknown: Why give when the government provides?  Wall Street Journal, Sept 19, 2014
online.wsj.com/articles/book-review-billionaires-by-darrell-m-west-1411081192
(book review on Darrell M West, Billionaires; Reflections on the upper crust. Brookings Institution Press, 2014)

Quote: “The author points out that in the more socialized countries, like Scandinavia, charitable giving from the upper crust is virtually unknown: Why give when the government provides? I discovered this personally when I gave a philanthropic gift to restore an architectural treasure in Norway in the name of my late wife. The donation was headline news in all the morning papers.

My comment:
(a) The bottom line, according to the review, is the book author is “red-tinted” (on the left, that is) while the reviewer, on the right.
(b) The reviewer is himself a billionaire.
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