And another person "goes galt" and escapes the looters.
This fellow benefitted greatly from the business culture and laws of the United States, was fortunate enough for his wealthy father to immigrate to America so that his son could attend Harvard and other schools of the United States, but when it comes to paying back into the system that made him, he pulls chocks. Who's the looter?
Now, perhaps he has plans to carefully spend his 'rescued' funds to improve American Society, but is this likely?
Let's have a few questions:
1) Should the people of an advanced civilization that includes core values of compassion and respect develop means to systematically decrease the suffering of its less fortunates?
- I believe it should.
2) Can we rely on individuals, rather than systems, to reliably, and without discrimination, provide that means to decrease suffering?
- I do not believe so, regrettably.
3) Am I willing to accept a certain degree of inefficiency in that process, based on the sheer scale of such an undertaking?
- I am, having an understanding of the nature of complex systems.
4) Could a person with billions of dollars start a foundation to truly investigate advanced means to determine the genuine nature of neediness that is the first step in increasing the efficiency of compassionate societal aid systems?
- I believe he could.
5) Will he?