The New York Times
Date: 2009-11-12
Author: MATTHEW BISHOP,MICHAEL GREEN

Article Mentions
Author, MATTHEW BISHOP,MICHAEL GREEN
Mentioned, David Rockefeller
Mentioned, Oprah Winfrey
Mentioned, Pete Peterson
Mentioned, Ted Turner
Mentioned, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Mentioned, Jeff Skoll
Mentioned, David Walker
Mentioned, George Soros
Mentioned, Melinda Gates
Mentioned, Bill O'Reilly
Mentioned, Bill Gates
Mentioned, Arne Duncan
Mentioned, Bishop Retna
Mentioned, Fox News
Mentioned, Microsoft
Mentioned, TED
Mentioned, The Economist
Bill Gates: The Real Secretary of Education, ran a recent headline on the state of education reform in America, prompted by the unhappiness of teachers unions about the growing influence of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Washington, D.C.. This reflects a new phase in the development of this generation of megadonors, in which the success or failure of their philanthropic agendas may be determined by their ability to master the dark arts of politics. George Soros, who calls himself a political philanthropist, counts Bill O'Reilly of Fox News and Vladimir Putin as adversaries. For the super-rich who are relatively recent converts to philanthropy, Mr. Gates chief among them, their practice of what we call philanthrocapitalism began wi...(read more)
... Bill Gates: The Real Secretary of Education, ran a recent headline on the state of education reform in America, prompted by the unhappiness of teachers unions about the growing influence of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Washington, D.C.. T ...
... held a secret summit meeting in New York attended by George Soros, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey ...
... and Mr. Bloomberg, among others. In his re-election last week, Mr. Bloombergs reduced margin of victory seems to have reflected concern about his use of his own money and overturning term limits. This is part of a long cycle. Philanthropy first too ...


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