Judge not, lest you be judged

From this article about Zuckerberg’s announced charity donations:

Yet there is a dark side to this trend. For behind it lies the sanctimonious hypocrisy of billionaires who build vast fortunes with firms that avoid the taxes paid by the rest of society, then arrogantly think they are best placed to solve the planet’s problems.

Zuckerberg talked in his letter of creating stronger communities. Yet Facebook, like too many technology behemoths, is a serial tax avoider undermining government through its stubborn refusal to pay its fair share to society.


As opposed to the self-righteous who think paying taxes is paying their fair share to society, but creating products that improve the lives of hundreds of millions, if not billions, is not?

Or, the arrogance of those who believe government is best suited to solve the planet’s problems when it’s track record shows something remarkably different (better luck next time)?

What exactly qualifies someone who can run a good election campaign to use other peoples’ money to solve problems? Convincing ill-informed voters do not bear the direct consequences of bad decisions they make at the voting booth does not uniquely qualify anyone to solve the planet’s problems.


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