Or I’d start a hotel.
Or I’d buy the derelict Paramount Theatre and the neighbouring, abandoned Paramount Coffee Shop and renovate them to their former glory.]]>
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6lya8f8RAag and http://youtube.com/watch?v=2H0PEle9G0U]]>
Then the rest goes to Colorado Legal Services, Wyoming Legal Services, Fast Offering donations, and my local NPR station. The Church already getting it’s cur from tithing of course. And you have to factor in income taxation…
I don’t really want to be rich. I’m not sure I’d like what it would do to me.]]>
And in fact, if the system works like it’s supposed to, you actually can’t afford to not be charitable because you wouldn’t be out any money whatsoever.]]>
I’ve come to the conclusion that the most effective way to help people is to help them help themselves. Or, in other words, teach them to fish.
So after having $100 million drop in your lap, you’re going to take a chucnk and teach some po’ folk how to fish? Sweet! And then, after all the backs are patted and awards for charitable work distributed, you get your money back with interest! Man, I can’t afford not to be charitable!
That’s why it’s funny to see these idiots like Bono and Angelina Jolie campaign for the government to give more.
Go get ‘em! Speak truth to power! Crush those self-inflated egos and their misguided cajoling of the World’s Most Generous Country!]]>
Also, though the U.S. government gives the smallest percentage of it’s money (compared to European countries and that) the American people give more then anyone else by FAR! Nearly 260 billion annually! Plus volunteer stuff always works better than the government money which usually gets squandered by some corrupt third world government.
That’s why it’s funny to see these idiots like Bono and Angelina Jolie campaign for the government to give more.]]>
One comment about your post Rusty, they just did a 20/20 last night on giving, who is giving, how much, from the Ted Turners to the regular people. They also featured a study that showed that giving of yourself/time produces better health for the giver.
One thing the program pointed out was that people who know how to make big money can actually help more people by investing their money in their own businesses creating more jobs for people who then created more jobs etc.
If it’s good enough for the filthy rich then I’m going to continue with the idea. Maybe I’ll open another business or two – problem is I borrow like crazy to employee people – kind of a different program.
Thanks for the Kiva site, I think I’ll participate. How great would it be if everyone on the blog contributed?]]>