Millionaire philanthropy: picking the pockets of working people

You can be goo-goo eyed about celebrity philanthropy all you like but there’s something unseemly about millionaires shilling donations for UNICEF. Salma Hayek is visiting Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon to raise money. Ah she’s a saint & likable indeed. But she alone is worth millions from film earnings & is married to a guy worth over US $15 billion.

Who is UNICEF trying to get the dough from? Corporations? Other billionaires? Or working people? Hayek & her husband could hand over their petty cash purse & it would dwarf anything most of us could give.

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