Now Politics: the Political Opinions of Thomas Sarebbenonnato

A Friend of the People Opposing Elites; Social and Political Commentary of Thomas Sarebbenonnato; Publishing and Contributing Editor, Jay V. Ruvolo [Copyright (c) Jay Ruvolo 2018]

To Pinch a Penny; at the Brin[k] of Charity?

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Sergey Brin has a net worth in excess of 58 billion dollars and personally donated 5,000$ to Barack Obama’s reelection campaign . . . and unless that is just the cover for a much, much larger anonymous donation (which I doubt . . .), I cannot imagine anything more indicative of a penny-pinching cheapskate . . . unless you have other words more appropriate and better fitting.

Bu then, living where he had lived in Moscow with his mother and father having the jobs they had in Soviet society . . . the parents had to be members of the Communist party, at least in the opinions of too many of my Russian and Ashkenazi friends from the Republics of the former Soviet Union. So his claims of his family having suffered anti-Semitism may have been directly related to how high they were not allowed to rise in the Communist Party?

But then, a big deal was made about Google giving 100 million dollars in donations to a variety of causes, which if we examine that Google’s annual revenue for fiscal year 2018 was at around 137 billion dollars, makes that 100 million less than 1/10th of 1%.  I can give 1/10th of 1 percent of my net value every other day.  And yet we laud Google for its miserly giving. If they gave a billion dollars, it would still be less than 1%.

Written by jvr

November 9, 2019 at 11:07 am

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