Bill Gates

There’s a true schizophrenia where if you say to voters, you know, do you think the federal government spends too much money and they should spend less, they say yeah, absolutely. Then you name specific things, like Pell grants for students and they say, no, not that. How ’bout NIH, medical research funding? Nah, you really shouldn’t cut that. And pretty soon you’ve proved that what the American public is against is arithmetic.

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Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it’s about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it’s less than one ton. It’s an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero.

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So it’s an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids. Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn’t have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today. And so the people who go and engage in those anti-vaccine efforts — you know, they, they kill children. It’s a very sad thing, because these vaccines are important.

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In a system of capitalism, as people’s wealth rises, the financial incentive to serve them rises. As their wealth falls, the financial incentive to serve them falls, until it becomes zero. We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.

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Well the Global Fund, because of how well it’s worked on not only AIDS, but also malaria and tuberculosis, I’d say it’s well accepted. I mean, it’s not politically controversial that this is a great humanitarian effort. But budgets are very very tight.

“Well the Global Fund, because of how well it’s worked on not only AIDS, but also malaria and tuberculosis, I’d say it’s well accepted. I … Read More