one-time-i-dreamt

    Remember when Jeff Bezos, who is worth 181 billion USD donated 690k to stopping Australian fires? Yeah, me too.

    s-s-s-senp-p-p-pai

    McKenzie Scott is literally proof that these fuckers can donate HUGE sums of money to EVERYTHING and still live a comfortable life.... But nooO someone HAS to justify the pitifully small donations the richest men on earth make every year for their tax write-off

    tehriz

    Some also important context (this is June 2021, after her second round of grants was announced), as well: 

    [image description: tweet from Dan Price, the Seattle business owner who doesn’t take a massive salary and pays everybody at his company really well: “Two years ago, she had $36 billion. Since then, she has donated $8 billion - more than anyone in the world. She is now worth $60 billion. I think people struggle to understand just how fast wealth accumulates for the super-rich. She literally can't give it away fast enough.”.]

    anam-writes

    She’s trying to singlehandedly redistribute the wealth she took back from Jeff Bezos and is failing at it because the economy is built so that wealth travels from the bottom, accumulates at the top, and then stays there. She literally cannot give her money away fast enough.

    Think about this. This is our current capitalist economy at work. It is working as intended and designed by those who benefit from it.

    Her story is incredibly revealing of how and where the system is failing.

    animeengineer

    It also means that we can, indeed, tax the hell out of billionaires and they will not suffer at all.