The older I get, the more I hate supranational organizations

Unwisely, I opened up Instagram for the first time in a while and saw a post by some executive of Unicef in a very polished and clearly expensive studio photo. I look on her profile and see a bunch of pictures of an extremely glamorous Manhattanite's life--yet this woman is on the payroll for Unicef.

I'm sure many on this forum have seen this: people working at NGOs or government organizations making a handsome salary while virtue signaling how they're saving the world while really doing little to nothing to actually make lives better. The real things that make the poorest and weakest better are things like better education, better technology, better rule of law--things these organizations have proven since the League of Nations to be utter shit at providing.

I used to think many people working at these institutions were just idealistic and naive, but I'm starting to think they're active grifters who are trying their hardest to earn and maintain an upper middle class lifestyle by politcking in arcane and useless institutions, and they simply don't give a fuck if they actually make the world a better place or not.

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Sep 15, 2019

Comp at non profits is lower than outside of them and you still have to pay for good talent...

The idea behind a good executive is that they pay for their own seat. I've met a few and they were all really good people that took pretty big paycuts to do what they were doing.

Sep 15, 2019

facepalm

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Sep 16, 2019

It just wont stop will it

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Sep 16, 2019

Non Profits/"Charities"/NGOs are commonly used to launder money and evade taxes. Kind of like how every billionaire creates a foundation, transfers the majority of their wealth to it, and calls it charity.

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Sep 16, 2019
Global_IU_11:

Non Profits/"Charities"/NGOs are commonly used to launder money and evade taxes. Kind of like how every billionaire creates a foundation, transfers the majority of their wealth to it, and calls it charity.

You haven't explained how that isn't charity. In fact, you've pretty much described the charitable giving process in a nutshell.

If you're a Donald Trump-type and are clearly using it to avoid taxes and then sit on the cash? yeah, that's shady. Or a David Koch, who used his charitable giving to further political aims or rehabilitate an awful reputation. Not sure how you can claim that someone like Bill Gates isn't acting charitably. For better or worse, giving away tens of billions of dollars is extraordinarily difficult, and he wants his money to make an impact, not give it away for the sake of it.

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Sep 16, 2019

lol, clearly an unbiased post on your part.

"If you're a Donald Trump-type and are clearly using it to avoid taxes and then sit on the cash? yeah, that's shady."

And it's not a charity because it's intentionally misleading and the majority of funds aren't going where they say they're going. These "charities" bring in millions/billions of dollars in unwitting donations and spend those funds on "administrative" costs rather than the stated cause. As we all know, these administrative costs can be redirected anywhere they want. Any sum they actually give to charity will far be outweighed by taxes they would otherwise have to pay - especially the estate tax when they pass away and the money they publicly raise.

https://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-connect... - strange that Bill Gates needs assistance in meeting wealthy individuals.. is anyone else stupid enough to believe this excuse?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-...
https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/11/what-the-cl...
https://www.npr.org/2016/06/16/482020436/senators-...
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/philanthropist-geo...

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Sep 17, 2019

Social Justice/Greta Thunberg Environmentalism/Charity is fundamentally how the upper class creates an image of itself for itself so that they can claim to be a benevolent elite while at the same time causing most of world's problems, and sleep well at night.

Those among them who know this are despicable people, the rest are brainwashed people bordering mental illness and often crossing the line.

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Sep 19, 2019

Remember Al Gore flying around in his private jet to give lectures on carbon emissions?

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Sep 19, 2019
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