Bravo to every one of these generous people.Especially to Jon
Huntsman, Sr., who really is making a huge difference.As for the
comment about checking to see if charities are using money effectively for the
proclaimed purpose, as opposed to "overhead" that is very good. The
rich folks giving away huge sums got rich by paying attention to costs and
benefits, so there is little reason for concern about their contributions.However, one might ask if the "forced charity" where government
takes money from taxpayers and uses it for ostensibly beneficial purposes is
being used effectively, or if the "overhead" costs for government
programs are controlled as well as private charities.
I just hope that all this money that is given to charity is being used to really
help the cause of the charity itself substantially more than being used to make
the people running the charity rich themselves. One has to watch out for that
before contributing to any charity. Otherwise you might have people like Bernie
Madoff running away with a lot of money.