My friend Austin Hill has put up the Million Dollar Blog Post. They, and their sponsors, will donate up to a million dollars to charity, at $1 per comment.
I think charity is tremendously important. I’ve been lucky enough to have a set of skills that are well rewarded in today’s world. (I’m reminded of a joke Warren Buffet tells, of what would have happened if he were a cave man: as he runs from a saber-toothed tiger, he yells, “But I can allocate capital efficiently!”) I’m lucky enough to have missed many of the horrors of the twentieth century.
Some of the organizations I give to include:
- Simon’s Rock College, my alma mater
- The Electronic Privacy Information Center.
- Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Happy Hannukah! (I’ll note that many of my friends who are members aren’t Jewish. You simply can’t find a more principled organization in favor of your right to self-defense.)
If you’re reading this blog, odds are good you’re employed in the sort of job that allows you to surf the Internet. Which puts you in an excellent position to spend a few more minutes surfing the web, and donating to worthy causes and those less fortunate than you.
Why not start with the Million Dollar Blog Post, and go on from there?
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