October 26, 2015

Bill Gates: Only Socialism can save the planet!

Not sure how accurate this quote from US Uncut is. But it, sadly, has verisimilitude.

In a recent interview with The Atlantic, billionaire tech magnate Bill Gates announced his game plan to spend $2 billion of his own wealth on green energy investments, and called on his fellow private sector billionaires to help make the U.S. fossil-free by 2050. But in doing so, Gates admitted that the private sector is too selfish and inefficient to do the work on its own, and that mitigating climate change would be impossible without the help of government research and development.

I'm thinking about a Mac... To be fair, the headline is US Uncut's and "help of government R&D" is not really "Socialism." But my Facebook friends are elated.

Deleterious Anthropogenic Warming of the Globe Posted by John Kranz at October 26, 2015 5:13 PM

Back that truck up - Gates will spend $2Bn of his own wealth, on green investments, and call on his fellow private sector billionaires to (do the same?) and make the U.S. fossil-[fuel] free by 2050...

Next sentence:

"Gates admitted that the private sector (i.e. himself and his fellow PRIVATE SECTOR billionaires) is too selfish and inefficient to do the work on its own..."

Maybe they're just too smart to pour good money down that sunny, windy hole?

Maybe Bill is saying, "If you don't give your money to my pet project I'll get the government to take it from you."

Naah... Rainbows! Lollipops!

Posted by: johngalt at October 27, 2015 2:38 PM

He's been a reliably lefty, in the most visibly public way possible, ever since the Clinton administration blew millions out of MS's legal fund with that set of harrassment suits (test the theory: what changed?).

This of course the point of the actions of the Clinton's IMO; much more so than anything to do with monopolies!

He's keeping the voices behind the pitchforks pointed at others....

Posted by: nanobrewer at November 2, 2015 12:53 PM | What do you think? [2]