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Thinking Out Loud.

Wouldn't it be cool to start a foundation encouraging non-wealthy folks to use their money for other non-wealthy folks, as opposed to handing it over to people who can't even spend what they've already got? Things like on the page opposite an ad for tickets to Charlie Sheen's Masturbatory Tour, running an ad saying "Rather than giving Charlie Sheen another $20 (and something tells me tickets were probably more than $20), why not give that same $20 to [our organization], where we will use it to help other non-billionaires to buy food, pay for medicine, etc." Of course, the first thing that would happen is that we'd get sued by Charlie Sheen's tour promoters. And if we used the money to buy medicine, we'd just be aiding in further lining the pockets of big pharma (USA! Where one in five people don't fill their prescriptions because they can't afford to!). But I still really like the idea of encouraging people to give money to each other, rather than handing more and more to the super rich.

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bishopjoey
Apr. 4th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
I've got love...
...for this idea. Not sure how to implement it (and keep overhead low), but I'd love to be in on it.
Jill Jackson
Feb. 24th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Because everyone should be able to spend their money as they please, even if it includes giving money to the rich for creature comforts or a night's entertainment.

And the non-wealthy aren't the problem. It seems to me that the non-wealthy churning money around in a pool is the same as a hoarder churning the hoard. It's the same shit going around and around. And why should people who have enough financial problems of their own have to support other people in the same boat?


Edited at 2012-02-24 11:20 pm (UTC)
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