"Generally speaking creating enormous fortunes is a simply a side effect
of what people really want to do, which is create enormous
organizations. Most of these [wealthy] individuals had a vision about the way some activity ought
to be done. In order, to make that vision a reality they created an organization to do it."
--Economics blogger Karl Smith
on the decision of 40 billionaires to pledge half (or more) of their fortunes to charity. (Via The Browser
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