Philanthropy in the City
From a Nov. 7 piece in BeyondChron: "Given recent displays by some of the City's multibillionaires (the hotel owners, for example), philanthropy appears to be dead in the City by the Bay."
A few facts that the class struggle boys at BeyondChron should consider as they construct the barricades and pry up the paving stones: The city's rich people just spent more than $200 million to build the city a new de Young museum in Golden Gate Park. And the underground garage at the Concourse was also built entirely with $40 million donated by the rich people. And Warren Hellman takes $1.5 million out of his own pocket every year to pay for the great, free bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park. The city's wealthy folks are doing their part to make this a great city. It's the city's progressive political community that doesn't measure up.