A Centuries Old Agenda Driven by 'Philanthropic' Dollars
- "Few doubt the good intentions of Gates and Winfrey and their kind. They have already improved the lives of millions of poor people across the developing world. But can the richest people on earth actually save the planet?"
- "Sources say Gates was the most impressive speaker, while Turner was the most outspoken."
- "There is little doubt that members of the Good Club have done amazing work."
- "The Soros Foundation has done valuable work setting up democratic institutions and independent media across the former Soviet bloc."
"The existence of the Good Club has struck many as a two-edged sword.On one hand, they represent a new golden age of philanthropy, harking back to the early 20th century when the likes of Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie became famous for their good works.Yet the reach and power of the Good Club are truly new. Its members control vast wealth - and with that wealth comes huge power that could reshape nations according to their will."[...]"There is also the issue of accountability. Even the most repressive of national governments is on some level beholden to its own people, or has the capacity to change and reform under popular pressure. But who votes for the Good Club?"