Reply to post: Re: Not exactly a reasonable comparison

World's richest bloke battles Oz catastro-fire with incredible AU$1m donation (aka load of cheap greenwashing)

jmch Silver badge

Re: Not exactly a reasonable comparison

There is a lot of confusion in the article. If the donation is from amazon, the donation as a percentage of bezos' personal wealth doesn't mean anything. Yes, Amazon might be greenwashing and reducing their tax bill, but if their 'real' tax rate is 15% that's still an 850k donation. Better spent on a good cause than on an ad campaign.

Secondly, though not a Christian, I am completely with Jesus' words on charity. Give anonymously because you do it for the cause, not for virtue signalling. Bezos didn't publically donate a cent of his own money, that doesn't mean that he didn't do so privately. And whether he did or not, in any case it is his prerogative and his choice. Others might be unhappy with that, but dissing bezos for it doesn't achieve anything.

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