Hope I spelled that right! Either way I watched a show on TV 8 where these US CEO:s get together and are then asked a bunch of questions by students. A cool program and this time it was Gates and Warren Edward Buffett. Two cool guys that actually dare admit that taxes are to low for them (the rich). Anyway these guys donate a bunch of money to poor people, schools, healthcare etc. All good, I don't know how much of that they get back in taxes but that's an other story. But there's an other side of philantrophy, a lil darker side. Sometimes moneys goes to organisations that you don't hear alot about. Like the giant seed bank in Northen Norway where all the worlds seeds are stored in case of the worlds seeds being destroyed. Something already happening, and by that I don't mean mens seeds getting ruined by to much computer sitting but plant seeds. Seeds are being geneticly modified and it's near to impossible to find the real american corn anywhere nowdays, roses are hard to find aswell except in the wild. Now why is it that the money isn't used to combat geneticly mutated plantations by giving benifits to those that grow things naturaly and instead tons of money is being put into conserving seeds for the future. Similiar projects include sperm banks in Island, the United States and ellsewhere that actually aren't yet used. They are just stored. Basicly does anyone here belive that philantrophy is unfair to the billionaries that do give money contra those that don't give that much? Equality even for the super rich I say. Also do you belive that philantrophy could ever replace taxes? Pure donations, from us normal folks to. Thirdly do you belive that billionares are involved in science and medical research that the world is yet unaware of. Not saying it's bad or good just saying that they are so rich that they might be prepearing/helping the world for something that they obviously think will come. Ellse why wouldn't they in my oppinion invest money into combating the issues today instead of conserving today for tomorow.