Ihr habt sicher die Headlines gelesen, Zuckerberg habe 99% seiner Facebook-Anteile an eine Charity gespendet yada yada Bullshit Blabla. It's just another brick in the wall of the New Aristocracy.
The vehicle for his beneficence will be the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative LLC, a family-run foundation that he controls and through which he will maintain control of Facebook for "the foreseeable future." Which basically means: Mark Zuckerberg will transfer ownership of his Facebook stock without paying capital gains taxes. He will also benefit from the possibility that his foundation will live beyond him, with his heirs and their heirs at the helm, untouched by estate taxes.
When a multi-billionaire puts out a press release saying that eventually they will transfer all-but-a-billion-or-so into a "charitable foundation" that they also completely control, that is not a donation, that is just moving your money from one bank account to another! And it's not even that, it's claiming that he's fixin' to get ready to do that some day.
I've even seen people saying, "I feel better about using Facebook now!" Fuck you.
Und ein bisschen differenzierter von Anil Dash („the only person who is quoted in both Chris Anderson's 'The Long Tail' and in Toure's Prince biography 'I Would Die 4 U'):
The structure by which they will give away their money is clearly flawed in its initial version, but it’s impossible to know how much of those flaws are about ulterior corporatist goals and how much are accommodations of arcane regulations. For example, almost all non-profit organizations are founded as conventional corporations and then converted after the fact, so starting as an LLC may not be an indicator of future purpose.
Dazu auch der Kommentar der Tagesthemen gestern:
„'Das Ziel, die Welt zu verbessern, lässt sich am besten erreichen, wenn Facebook Steuern zahlt.' Der tagesthemen-Kommentar von Markus Preiß zur angekündigten Großspende von Facebook-Gründer Mark Zuckerberg.