Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Jewish Privilege

David Brooks tell us about what Jews do with their money. After schools and medical research, a lot is given to other Jews.

Giving Away Your Billion
Recently I’ve been reading the Giving Pledge letters. These are the letters that rich people write when they join Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge campaign. They take the pledge, promising to give away most of their wealth during their lifetime, and then they write letters describing their giving philosophy.

...Most of the letter writers started poor or middle class. They don’t believe in family dynasties and sometimes argue that they would ruin their kids’ lives if they left them a mountain of money. Schools and universities are the most common recipients of their generosity, followed by medical research and Jewish cultural institutions. A ridiculously disproportionate percentage of the Giving Pledge philanthropists are Jewish.
Hmm, shouldn't they be giving money to African-American cultural centers? I bet rural Alabama could sure use the money.

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