Sunday, May 15, 2005

Wealth, Responsibility and the Example of Bill Gates

The Yellow Line has long argued that those who support reduced taxes and reduced government services must find incentives that will spur the well-off to make it their own personal responsibility to help out our communities. Bill Gates has proved that, for some, there is no greater incentive than the goodness of human conscience.

Over the last five years The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested $2.3 billion into American High School education. Their work has been an inspiration and has proved that wealth and responsibility can co-exist.

None of us have the wealth of Bill Gates, but those of us who are well-off in life should still see Gates as the model of a good citizen. We should all feel compelled to give back to our communities through money or action or both. Our own good conscience demands it.


At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on, perhap a list could be compiled including Tom Turner who challenged his wealthy colleages to
at least match his contribution. It might also include the Dr. Nun highlighted by 60' who provides her valuable service to a small southern community.


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