4 December 2015

A few sunbeams through the clouds


Amid the spate of tragic news, there are a few glimpses of hope here and there. We hear that Mark Zuckerberg and his wife will eventually give 99% of their Facebook shares to charitable causes. There are of course those who will (for some reason) criticize the couple on various details of how they're going about this but I find it very noble. Contrast this with people like Martin Shkreli who, after acquiring a company, raised the  price of a badly needed drug from $13.50 a tablet to $750. There's even some positive news related to the latest surge in Islamic terrorism. On the other side of the planet, Indonesia is apparently stepping forth in very vocal opposition to the Islamic narrative put forth by Daesh (ISIL). Now, if we can only get Muslims throughout the Middle East to follow suit and the  Christian right in the U.S. to do the same regarding these nuts killing people at women's health clinics.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry to burst your bubble on Mark Z.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/2015/12/03/is-the-new-zuckerberg-fake-charity-an-estate-tax-avoidance-scheme/

Karlo said...

I hope that isn't true. Reading the comments, there's some disagreement. It would be good to hear someone with some expertise clarify this.