Jul 1, 2006

What brands you as a dictator? [LINK]

For one thing, nationalizing private resources:

I take it as a source of some dismay that no less than a law professor would recommend a government-appointed oversight body establish control over how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spends its money. "If one person alone decided how to spend a nation's $70 billion," he reasons, "he or she would be branded a dictator." But Bill Gates is not a king, and the money he earned does not belong to the nation. Professor Levine should consider such an elementary distinction.

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