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comment by necroptosis
necroptosis  ·  83 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sam Bankman-Fried tries to explain himself

Ah i'm ok with that aspect honestly. Let people feel smug about their donated money, it enables more donations. My hate goes towards those who front that they are altruistic solely as a means to an end. SBF, as further shown by these messages, is a prime example.





spencerflem  ·  83 days ago  ·  link  ·  

fair enough, I'm all for being smug tbh, worded it wrong maybe.

just disagree with the very banker / techie idea that donating is better and that really is there any more noble moral good than working for Facebook. (or worse, founding facebook)

or I guess put differently-

for every oil baron that donates their wealth, a better impact to the world and the better thing to do would be to not have gotten all that dirty money to begin with. it's not robin hood if what you're robbing is the commons.

SBF doing it purely for PR like in the article is obviously even worse than both for sure

Jeff Bezos just pledged 100%, never thought it was gonna happen, wonder how that plays out

goobster  ·  81 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    for every oil baron that donates their wealth ... the better thing ... would be to not have gotten all that dirty money to begin with. it's not robin hood if what you're robbing is the commons.

Goddamn poetry, right there. Nailed it.

I may steal this and make it my first (and last) Tweet. (Yes, I created a Twitter account to watch it burn to the ground.) And it would be ironically poetic to make my one and only tweet a stolen and unattributed quote... :-)