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The existence of the Good Club has struck many as a two-edged sword. On one hand, they represent a new golden age of philanthropy, harking back to the early 20th century when the likes of Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie became famous for their good works. Yet the reach and power of the Good Club are truly new. Its members control vast wealth - and with that wealth comes huge power that could reshape nations according to their will. Few doubt the good intentions of Gates and Winfrey and their kind. They have already improved the lives of millions of poor people across the developing world. But can the richest people on earth actually save the planet? The President's House of Rockefeller University is on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The university's private campus, full of lush green trees, lies behind guarded entrances and a metal fence. It overlooks the East River, only a few blocks away from the United Nations.
They have money and we the people have numbers.
Originally posted by wylekat
They have money. Money in this day and age = power. The power to stop food supplies from reaching mouths. The power to stop fuel from reaching gas stations. The power to stop- well- the power going into your house. They have the power to make all of the 'numbers' naked, cold, hungry, weak, and in the dark without a way to mobilize with a few well placed phone calls.