Amazon's Bezos says Trump should be 'glad' of media scrutiny

14 September, 2018, 19:49 | Author: Kevin Carter
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Take the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Mr Bezos and Amazon have also faced criticism in Seattle for not doing more to help the needy, and have become focal points in the booming region's angry debate about traffic, housing prices and homelessness. Amazon warehouse employees are known to have terrible working conditions, pitiful wages, and have even been forced into homelessness after workplace injuries.

"That's what a rigged economy is about", Sanders said, as he introduced the bill. The fund will be split between Day 1 Families Fund and Day 1 Academies Fund.

The second will operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship Montessori-inspired preschools.

Of course, philanthropy is good and $2 billion seems like a lot of money. Almost 200 people from 22 countries have signed on, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla's Elon Musk, Carl Icahn, T. Boone Pickens and Ted Turner. "September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month", he wrote in an Instagram post shared about 10 hours ago, explaining that every year, Amazon ties up with the American Childhood Cancer Organisation to raise awareness of childhood cancer, which is the second leading cause of death for kids in the USA between ages 4 and 14. It's also social norms that protect us.

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Jeff Bezos' donation of $2 billion to his newly announced charitable fund clearly isn't chump change. But in June previous year, he chose to use his money to help those who needed it sooner, turning to Twitter for donation suggestions.

"I'm thinking I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now-short term-at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact", he wrote at the time.

In coming to his decision on what areas to pursue, he said on Twitter Thursday that he wanted to continue finding ways to improve society from one generation to the next. While he has financially supported cancer research and scholarships for immigrants, among other causes, Bezos has primarily devoted his fortune to his Blue Origin rocket company, which he described on Thursday as an "investment in the future of our planet through the development of foundational space infrastructure". "I'll keep my conversations with the president to myself", Bezos said.

When asked about it, Bezos called it a "mistake" for any elected official to "attack media and journalists". "Jeff Bezos is our enemy, he is our enemy", Sawant said before the council voted. "You're going to get scrutinized, and it's healthy".

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