These are real people it will impact, with real families, and real benefits.
Let's each examine what percentage of our income we have contributed, and then maybe walk around looking down our noses, if you really donate for that privilege.
Edit: my math is wrong as hell and I was being way too cynical. Sorry folks.
33 million dollars is going to buy a truckload of TI calculators and other mandatory essentials.
TBH I’m not sure whether that is good or bad. I’ve seen many threads go way down into a place that makes me sick and others that get stifled because the view is dissenting. More concerning are the threads that never happen because smart people know not to even bother getting into it.
On average I think things are OK though :)
I don’t think this is newsworthy or meaningful.
With that said, I appreciate the downvotes and will try to appreciate the positive effects of this despite my obvious cynicism.
What, he's worth billions so he's gotta give a cool bil or it's pocket change?
33 million dollars is a shitload of cash for a donation, I'm pretty sure MSF wouldn't mind a 33 million dollar donation. They basically cry every GDQ event and thank people for 10 minutes straight. That's for ~1 mil.
33 million dollars buys a lot of books, a lot of stupid TI calculators, etc.
33 million dollars is not a fickle gesture, hand that money to MSF or EFF and watch things happen. Think of all the bullshit you have to buy to attend college, nevermind tuition. That'd buy you a truckload of books and calculators.
Just because he has x billions of dollars doesn't mean x millions of dollars is worth any less to others, especially charitable causes.
You're probably right though, but why not use the money to improve your public image after being crowned richest man on Earth? I can't think of a single good reason.
a cold, hardened cynic.
Perhaps people are susceptible to recency and trendiness; and perhaps Jeff Bezos also sees opportunistic political timing; and perhaps Jeff Bezos thinks that the uncertain future of hundreds of thousands is a bit tragic; or perhaps the nature of help is naturally uneven, because we are best equipped to help the few issues in front of us.
But your discussion narrowly starts with the character of specifically one Jeff Bezos.
In the view of DACA recipients as unfairly disadvantaged Americans, Jeff Bezos is indeed helping his own countrymen.