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Gates Foundation Won't Back Down

I'm a huge fan of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and I'm in awe of the fact that Mr. Gates is promising the bulk of his billions toward it. But what impresses me most is the care that goes into each investment. The Gates team carefully researches every effort before spending a dime, making sure these dollars will do the maximum good. Gates' money is already having an amazing effect on disease and childhood mortality -- and he's just getting started.

This is the same attention I'd love to see behind government spending. Imagine if Gates ran the U.S. stimulus effort. We'd see a clean, tight, effective bill for sure!

I just read Gates' first annual Foundation letter -- it's 19 pages of pure gold!

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/20/2009 at 1:16 PM


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