Huffington Defends Zuckerberg

December 24, 2010 at 11:36 AM

In the UK’s Guardian, Arianna Huffington defends Mark Zuckerberg for his $100 million donation to the Newark school system.

I really don’t care why Mark Zuckerberg is donating $100m of his own money that will make a profound difference to the lives of Newark’s children. I care very much that it’s being done.

Perhaps this isn’t really a defense of Zuckerberg’s motivations so much as a dismissal of the question. While the question of why people give is intersting in itself, I think the only reason a giver’s motivation has practical implications is in assessing whether money is being thrown at a problem, or whether it will be used carefully with maximized impact.

RELATED: More on the Giving Pledge and the challenges of impactful giving from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s David C. Colby (at the Huffington Post).

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