Foreign aid helps create U.S. jobs, makes Americans more secure: Bill Gates
Foreign aid helps create U.S. jobs, makes Americans more secure: Bill Gates
REUTERS Rick Wilking
15 February, 2018, 14:05
The pair also reiterated that they do give money in the United States, mostly on education, and that they also give to environmental causes. "Every day brings a different story of political division, violence or natural disaster".
In terms of education, the Gates Foundation primarily targets high school-related endeavors and also supports early learning and postsecondary education.
And speaking to this criticism of the Foundation, Bill said while they do their best to encourage feedback, many critics don't speak up because "they don't want to risk losing money". As Bill writes in the letter: "My view is that engaging with the world has proven over time to benefit everyone, including Americans, more than withdrawing does".
Through her own private company, Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates has advocated for greater participation by women in STEM fields and other gender equity issues.
But for this year, the co-founders of the world's richest philanthropy have instead opted to answer a selection of critical and skeptical questions about the foundation's work and the power it wields. "The world is not a safer place when more people are sick or hungry", Gates wrote.
Answering the question, Melinda Gates laid the answer out simply: "because they can do things no one else can".
She wrote about a wedding gift they received that symbolized this idea: "a sculpture of two birds side by side, staring at the horizon". I think he should be treated like the robber baron that he is. In a minute and half long YouTube video, we see the second set of more enduring questions being asked that include what Melinda actually looks like and if Bill Gates is even alive anymore.
(It's not always clear what's been successful and what hasn't, but our foundation team works hard to assess our impact, course correct and share lessons.) Although we've had some success in getting the world to pay more attention to health and extreme poverty, it would be hard to argue at this point that we made the world focus too much on them. "We have to think very thoughtfully and carefully about where we're going to use that voice and that influence". "I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets".
A White House spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.
Alan Jones, a startup investor and entrepreneur-in-residence at BlueChilli, told StartupSmart a year ago that startups should "get real" about corporate partnerships, saying that "corporate Australia does have a positive and constructive role to play, and startups need to recognise that".
Our answer? No. It's not fair that we have so much wealth when billions of others have so little.
Melinda Gates, who left her job at Microsoft to raise their three children before turning to the foundation full-time, has lately embraced her role as a public figure more boldly.
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