A recent article on pontiactribune.com sheds some more light on the dodgy “charity” that Bill Gates is operating. Knowing the pointlessness of reading the foundation’s own publicity, or the mainstream media’s parroting of it, they dug into the recently released tax returns for 2012.
Apart from the shameful investments in corporations which finance most of the things the Foundation claims to be trying to alleviate, one interesting item came up which could be easily overlooked.
Until recently, I, like many people I know, believed that charities were required to publish their accounts and be open to the public. Apparently not. One year after Mother Jones reported the foundation’s investment in a seriously dodgy prison company, the philanthropy’s trust will not say if one of its most controversial holdings is still on its books.
All is not as it seems in the Charity world, I think.
Anyway, here’s the pdf archive of the page in case it goes.
Bill Gates Could End World Hunger Instead Gives 36 Billion To Corporate America