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Bill and Melinda Gates Just Took Down President Trump and the Privileges of Wealth

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In the tenth edition of the Gates Foundation's annual letter , Bill and Melinda Gates have chosen a different tact, tackling head-on “The 10 Tough Questions” they're often asked about their $40 billion foundation.
Questions range from the political to the personal, including,”Are you imposing your values on other cultures?” and, “What do you have to show for the billions you've spent on U.S. education?”
However, the most frequently asked question on the Gates' list is about the current U.S. president : “How are President Trump's policies affecting your work?”
In the joint letter, Bill...
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Gates Letter, Trump Budget, Zuma: CEO Daily for February 13, 2018

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Good morning.
Bill and Melinda Gates, who run the largest philanthropy in the world, published their annual letter this morning, and it exudes the optimism that Bill expressed when he guest-edited TIME magazine last month. In the letter, the two also make a good faith effort to answer what they say are the 10 toughest questions they get asked about their philanthropy.
One that caught my attention was this: Why do you work with corporations?
Is that a "tough question"? This gets back to the New York Times column I cited yesterday , which disparaged business efforts to address what have...
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‘Treat Women With More Respect:' Bill and Melinda Gates Call Out Trump in Their Annual Letter

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For the tenth edition of the Gates Foundation's annual letter , billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates have taken a different approach-tackling the top ten questions questions they are frequently asked.
While this year's edition maintains the optimism and candor of letters past, the couple hopes that the format of and information provided in their 2018 letter will allow readers to be "just as optimistic" as they are.
The questions range from the personal, such as, "Are you imposing your values on other cultures?" to the political: "What do you have to show for the billions you've spent...
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The Solution to Trump's Infrastructure Problems: Raise the Gas Tax

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President Donald Trump's plan to revitalize America's old, deteriorating infrastructure has two major problems. First, it doesn't promise enough money. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S. needs a $2 trillion investment in its roads, bridges, water and sewage systems in order to become globally competitive. Trump's proposal, unveiled on Monday , only calls for three-quarters that amount. Second, only $200 billion of his $1.5 trillion plan is a guaranteed investment from the federal government. The rest is supposed to come from state and local governments and...
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In their words: Bill and Melinda Gates on Trump, taxes

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Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are some excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press: GIVING PLEDGE...
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Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America

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KIRKLAND, Wash. - Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the couple said they're concerned about President Donald Trump's "America first" worldview. They've made known their differences with the president and his party on issues including foreign aid, taxes and protections for immigrant youth in the country illegally.
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Bill Gates thinks Trump's 'America First' stance is damaging to the world

Bill Gates thinks Trump's 'America First' stance is damaging to the world

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In his annual letter, Bill Gates writes that Trump's "America First" worldview concerns him.
Trump's cuts to foreign aid are reportedly hurting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's efforts to fight diseases abroad before they become pandemics.
Melinda Gates adds that she wishes Trump would treat all people, especially women, with more respect.
In the 2018 Gates Letter , Bill Gates and his wife Melinda (who's also the cofounder of their foundation ) answer 10 frequently asked questions.
These questions delve into a range of topics, including education, climate change, and the pair's...
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