Bill Gates and the Zero-Sum Vaccination Game

April 19, 2021

The debate is raging once again about the true origin of COVID-19. Was it zoonotic, originating in a bat cave and then infecting exotic meat in Wuhan’s wet market as the majority of scientists claimed throughout 2020? At the approach of the November election, US President Donald Trump preferred...

The Missing Pieces to Avoid a Climate Disaster

March 25, 2021

After stepping down as Microsoft CEO in 2000, Bill Gates gradually shifted his focus to the operations of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which set out to improve global health and development, as well as education in the US. Partially through his role with the foundation, Gates came to...

Cults Have Conquered Wall Street

February 19, 2021

Some followers of technology news may remember the year 2018 when the media occasionally featured embarrassing headlines about Elon Musk, a small-time billionaire at that point of his history, weighing in at around a paltry $20 billion. Musk managed to get himself into trouble on more than one...

US Oligarchs Are Literally Bubbling With Emotion

August 21, 2020

Having done the accounting on the wealth of the 12 richest Americans, MarketWatch’s editor, Shawn Langlois, points to what he sees as “a disturbing milestone.” Led by Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, the economic and political clout of what Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy...

How Billionaires Take Seriously the Proverb “Charity Begins at Home”

August 06, 2020

What is the point of having a billion dollars? Most people would say, after observing the behavior of recent billionaires, that the point is to turn the first billion into multiple billions. If you don’t spend it or bury it in the ground, money grows. That’s a law of nature. And when you have...

Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft Behind to Save a Troubled World

March 17, 2020

Many people would consider Bill Gates’ announcement that he is stepping down from the board of directors of Microsoft a historical event, even in these times dominated by the coronavirus crisis that has squeezed most other stories out of the news cycle. Gates became a legend as the founder of...

The Era of Centibillionaires Is Upon Us

January 30, 2020

A year ago, there was only one person in the world whose fortune clocked in at over $100 billion. At the time when Jeff Bezos reached that plateau, most people felt that because it was so exceptional, the English language didn’t need a specific word to describe that category of person. Now,...

Buffett, Munger and Gates Share Their Wisdom

May 08, 2019

Can celebrity billionaires be guilty of impoverished thought? Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting has provided a media platform to see whether that’s true. Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha," whose wisdom everyone with the ambition to be one day worth $80 billion listens to attentively,...

The Gates Foundation Repeats Its Mistakes

January 15, 2019

The Gates Foundation says it is learning from past mistakes. Its history shows that it has learned to repeat them. Bill Gates is at it again, undaunted by his past failures at attempting to mold the future of education in his own image. Why shouldn’t he? After all, Windows effectively...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Trump “Open-Minded”?

September 20, 2018

Bill Gates actually believes Donald Trump has a mind and that it’s open for philanthropic business. At least one famous and influential person, Bill Gates, is willing to step up and recognize the intellectual merits of Donald Trump, currently excoriated by even senior members of his...

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