As foundations and wealthy individuals funnel money into global development, what "solutions" are they pursuing?
On this week's episode of Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: the great Bill Moyers, Nomi Prins on the scandalous IMF and Cole Miller on grass-roots philanthropy.
On this week's episode of Truthdig Radio in collaboration with KPFK: the great Bill Moyers on the desperate state of our democracy, Nomi Prins on the scandalous IMF and Cole Miller on grass-roots philanthropy Update: Full transcriptOn this week's episode: the great Bill Moyers, the scandalous IMF and grass-roots philanthropy.
The Lakers forward is known for his antics-- such as showing up to a talk show in his underwear -- but he's becoming famous for talking about an issue that is often concealed: mental health Artest is funding therapy and mental health awareness through the sale of his championship ring and possibly the donation of his entire $679 million 2011-2012 salary (more).
With philanthropy buddies Warren Buffet and Bill Gates leading the way, 40 representatives of the uber rich have pledged to give half of their fortunes to good works. George Lucas of "Star Wars" (and ruining "Star Wars") fame and Ted Turner, who gave us CNN before it was terrible and has the mustache to prove it, are among those on the list.
It's official: Microsoft's top-geek-made-good, Bill Gates, is leaving his full-time position as head of Microsoft on Friday. Now that he's made more money than regular mortals can even fathom (aside from those congresspeople who approve the defense budget), he's stepping down in order to focus on his philanthropic work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.