This Is Charity?

I’m not a charitable person, not in the sense of the act of giving to charity, but in the sense that I have a heartfelt distrust of celebrities and those who say how wonderful they are. So I almost missed this story from Marina Hyde on Bono’s “charity” ONE.

The arresting (and would that it were so) fact is that:

ONE took $14,993,873 in donations from philanthropists, of which a thrifty $184,732 was distributed to charity. More than $8m was spent on executive and employee salaries.

Frankly, it doesn’t really surprise me, it just stokes my feelings of misanthropy.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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