For those who don't sign, "privacy" is often cited as the reason why. Dalio says, "The question is always whether the learnings you get from being part of the Pledge are worth the loss of privacy." But it is hard to understand exactly what privacy they're talking about. Those billionaires with huge fortunes, those from multi-generational wealth or those who head eponymous companies already have a public profile. As Schwarzman says, he was already a "quasi-public figure" before signing the Pledge this year. Arnold says, "I do find myself at dinners responding to people's reasons for not signing. Most of the time they say something like 'Oh, we don't want the publicity. We want to stay under the radar.' I tell them that we live in a time where how much wealth you have is already out there." … [Read more...] about Warren Buffett and the Gateses: 200-plus Billionaires and 10 years later, is the Giving Pledge a Success?
The cleanly severed hand and foot, complete with skin, hair and nails, were discovered about a week ago near the Bavarian town of Grafrath by a forester’s dog. Tips came in, including one suggesting the find was evidence the government was carrying out coronavirus experiments on monkeys, police told the dpa news agency Thursday. … [Read more...] about German police investigating find of ape body parts in forest
The job cuts reflect an economy that was seized by the worst downturn since the Great Depression after the virus forced the widespread shutdown of businesses. The economy is thought to be shrinking in the April-June quarter at an annual rate approaching 40%. That would be, by far, the worst quarterly contraction on record. … [Read more...] about 41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but layoffs slow
It’s a familiar concept but Buffy didn’t get to its own nightmare-trapping chapter until its 10th episode and for Sabrina to plunge into it quite early is a good move. It’s a well-executed, tight script and it gives viewers a greater sense of these characters. … [Read more...] about Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Reboot with attitude
But the selection of a running mate with strong ties to the voter-rights movement could galvanize potential supporters in a state where that battle has recently been won. In addition to Demings, former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, another Democrat who the campaign is vetting as a potential running mate to Biden and a top choice among some who have his ear, has devoted the years following her failed 2018 gubernatorial bid to combatting voter suppression efforts through her organization Fair Fight. … [Read more...] about Florida’s Felon Ruling Puts New Votes Up For Grabs